Will Klopp be Bayern mighty this season? Liverpool boss amongst contenders for Munich vacancy

The Kop chief is in the betting alongside Nagelsmann, Lahm and, erm, Louis van Gaal...


Bayern Munich’s decision to pull the trigger early on boss Carlo Ancelotti has prompted a scramble for the top job in German football.

Prodigious Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, 30 – who just this month spoke about his dreams of managing at the Allianz – inevitably leads the betting with Paddy Power (5/6), ahead of caretaker chief and former right back Willy Sangol (6/4).

The rest of the list reads like a who’s who of European football, including former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel (6/1), ex Barcelona chief Luis Enrique (14/1), and a shock return for Louis Van Gaal (14/1).

The shock contender on the shortlist is Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who, at 33/1, is rated as a dark horse – but his signature was formerly courted by the Bavarians when he was at Dortmund, despite a stormy relationship between the clubs during his tenure.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “A move to Bayern Munich would seem to make perfect sense for Jurgen Klopp – at Liverpool, he hasn’t got a defence; at Bayern, he doesn’t need one.

“But it looks like trendy young thing Julian Nagelsmann is Bayern’s preferred choice. At his age, I was more Monster Munch than Bayern Munchen.”


5/6         Nagelsmann
6/4         Sagnol
6/1         Tuchel
14/1       Van Gaal
14/1       Enrique
25/1       Lahm
33/1       Klopp
33/1       Pellegrini

See the latest Bayern manager odds over on PaddyPower.com

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