Former Bayern Munich forward Giovane Elber has called on Jurgen Klopp to make a dramatic late U-turn and snub Liverpool for his old club.
The German boss is believed to be on the verge of becoming Brendan Rodgers’ successor at Anfield, with some reports claiming that a three-year contract has already been agreed between the manager and the Merseyside outfit.
Klopp has been out of work since the start of the summer after opting to leave Dortmund after helping them to become one of the Bundesliga’s top sides after a period of instability.
His high-tempo game and ability to get the best from his players helped the tactician to overhaul Bayern in both 2010/11 and 2011/12 to claim the German title, while he also took his yellow-clad team to the Champions League Final in 2013 – which hey lost to the Bavarians.
The Allianz Arena side are currently managed by Pep Guardiola, but the Spaniard’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, the post in charge of the European giants may become available.
And Elber has urged Klopp top hold out for the Bayern job, rather than go to Liverpool:
“Why would Klopp go to England?” he told Goal. “He belongs to Germany, the Bundesliga needs him. He should recover for a year now, at FC Bayern there is action all the time.
“He needs the strength to resist the pressure. I believe he will be Bayern manager in the summer of 2016.
“Yes, I would be happy if he becomes Bayern’s manager.
“It is obvious that Bayern are waiting for Pep Guardiola,
“Right now we’re in October and there is still no decision. So I think that he won’t renew his contract and leave Munich next summer.
“And Jurgen Klopp is a big name, a manager who proved at Dortmund what he is able to achieve. He is a German manager, he knows the Bundesliga and was in the Champions League final with Dortmund. If he is available, Bayern have to react.”
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