Jurgen Klopp shocked the football world on Friday 26 January when he announced that he would be stepping down as Liverpool manager at the end of the current season. The German has been in the hot seat at Anfield since 2015 and has won every trophy on offer to him, with the exception of the Europa League, during his tenure at the club.
The next Liverpool manager betting market has been busy ever since the announcement, with former Reds midfielder, Xabi Alonso, the current frontrunner although confirmation of Klopp's successor isn't likely to come any time soon. On the other side of the coin is the debate about what will be Jurgen Klopp's next club.
Jurgen Klopp next job betting – Latest news
Klopp runs out of energy
Upon announcing his looming departure, Klopp told the official Liverpool website that he is “running out of energy”. In the emotional interview, the 56-year-old said:
“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take. It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy.”
“I am OK. I am healthy, as much as you can be at my age. Little bits and bobs, stuff like that, but nothing anybody has to be concerned about, so that’s absolutely fine.”
Reports in Germany immediately link to Klopp to the national team
Reputable German journalist, Christian Falk, has taken to X to give his thoughts on the situation and has already stated what the feeling is in Germany about Klopp's decision. According to the Bild reporter, Klopp's departure from Liverpool in the summer could align with the German national team's plans. He said:
“Germany is sad for Liverpool for the upcoming resignation of Jurgen Klopp. Now we hope that after his sabbatical Jurgen will take over the job of our national coach for the 2026 World Cup.”
Jurgen Klopp next club betting – Current outrights
Germany – 2/13
It appears that Christian Falk may be on to something as Germany are the firm favourites to land the signature of Jurgen Klopp once he leaves Liverpool. For a man who has admitted he is running out of energy, international management could be the perfect solution. Fewer games, less stress and no transfer headaches.
Germany were dumped out of the 2022 World Cup in the group stages and their form going into Euro 2024, which is set to be played on home soil, is concerning, to say the least. Klopp is one of the best managers in the world and could reignite some passion in the Germany squad while for the man himself, the opportunity to lead his country into a World Cup could be an offer too good to turn down.
Borussia Dortmund – 15/2
They say never go back, but could Jurgen Klopp head back to Borussia Dortmund for a second stint at the club once he leaves Liverpool? The German outfit haven't won the Bundesliga since Klopp left the club, in fact, no one other than Bayern Munich has.
Klopp has broken the Bayern dominance in Germany before and even led Dortmund to a Champions League final in 2013. Could he return and produce the same results a second time or is that a task beyond even him?
Real Madrid – 11/1
Carlo Ancelotti has recently extended his contract at Real Madrid until 2026 but things can change quickly in football, particularly at Real Madrid. Florentino Perez has never been shy about sacking managers if he believes a better one is available and bringing Klopp to the Bernabeu could be an exciting prospect for the Real Madrid president.
Not many people in history have turned down Real Madrid and it's difficult to see a situation where Klopp does, particularly if he has a year off next season and comes back re-energised in the summer of 2025.