One of the most sought-after manager in the world at the moment, former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is flying into England for talks with a number of top clubs this week as he seeks to return to football management, as per SportBild [via the Express].
Klopp is being linked with various Premier League clubs including the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
At Old Trafford, Louis van Gaal is currently doing well for United as the club stay top of the league for the first time since 2013, and they also registered their first win of the season’s Champions League against Wolfsburg on Wednesday. But with the Dutchman not set for the long term, a replacement will definitely be needed.
The former Netherlands manager is due to retire from football when his contract at the Theatre of Dreams expires in the summer of 2017.
Speculation have also been rife about the positions of the previously secure managerial roles at Chelsea and Arsenal, with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger under threats after their side’s poor performances this term.
The Blues’ title defence is currently in shambles after securing just two wins in their first seven league games this term, while the Gunners have lost their opening two Champions League games for the first time ever.
A huge pressure is piling up on Wenger as he failed to secure any outfield player signing during the summer despite having enough in the war-chest.
On the other side of the wall, Liverpool have been touted as the likeliest destination for Klopp, with Bredan Rodgers also under pressure.
Klopp’s return to management is seeming imminent with a number of clubs being linked with the German gaffer, who enjoyed success during his spell as manager of Dortmund. He won consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2011/12 and 2012/13 season, DFB-Pokal and also took Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013 before leaving the Westfalenstadio at the end of last season to be replaced by Thomas Tuchel.