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Report: Barcelona to replace Koeman with Klopp?

Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, is reportedly planning to lure Liverpool manager and the world’s  coach of the year, Jurgen Klopp to Camp Nou if he wins the Presidential elections.

Klopp’s arrival will mean that Ronald Koeman who was appointed this summer will be sacked from the club. Since his arrival, Koeman has had an inconsistent start to life at Barcelona although he began on a positive note as he attempted to get rid of the older players in the squad.

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But with results not improving, he is set to be axed provided Joan Laporta wins the elections.

Joan Laporta was the president of Barcelona between 2003 and 2010 but was replaced by Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu between 2010 and 2020, with the latter resigning earlier this year.

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Bartomeu’s resignation saw Carlos Tusquets taking charge in the interim as the club prepares for elections next year.

And according to Sportlens who cited Diariogol, Laporta who is a candidate for the 2021 elections, initially wanted to bring Pep Guardiola back to the club but his extension with Manchester City means that Guardiola’s return is unlikely, thus the interest in Klopp.

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Report: Barcelona to replace Koeman with Klopp?
Laporta wants to bring Klopp to Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp recently won the best coach of the year award for the second year in a row after guiding Liverpool to win their first Premier League trophy in 30 years. The German edged out the likes of Hansi Flick and Marcelo Bielsa for the trophy to establish his credentials as the most respected coach in the world.

The report states that Laporta has been impressed by Klopp’s incredible playing style and his ability to produce more by spending less.

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He will thus go all out for the German although his contract with Liverpool does not end until the 2023/2024 season.

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