Who will be Liverpool’s next manager?
By the time this story is being written, Brendan Rodgers is still Liverpool‘s current manager, even though there are good reasons to suspect that he may not last that long in his current position. The “Reds” are on a 4-game losing streak, which started with a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle on November 1 and extended until this last weekend’s loss against Crystal Palace by 3-1. During this tough period, Brendan Rodgers‘ men also collapsed against the likes of Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and Chelsea for the Barclays Premier League.
So how much credit does Brendan Rodgers still have with the Liverpool board? The Reds are currently sitting in 12th place in the Barclays Premier League, while their Champions League hopes of still getting through into the knockout stages are also slim, as they’re 3 points behind Basel (who occupies the 2nd place in Group B), with only 2 fixtures left.
The next Liverpool fixtures will be of major importance to determine Brendan Rodgers’ future and even though the British coach has a contract with the club that only expires in the summer of 2015, there are already several names being thrown to the air as possible candidates to succeed as the next Liverpool manager.
Here’s a list of the top 3 candidates:
#1: Jurgen Klopp
The Borussia Dortmund manager would probably fit like a glove in Liverpool. He already admitted that he would enjoy a new adventure in his managerial life as long as that happens in a Premier League club and might have a golden opportunity coming his way in the weeks/months ahead.
#2: Diego Simeone
He’s proven himself in the Spanish League, where he basically managed to outdo both Barcelona and Real Madrid in the same season. Had he won the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid last May and he would have probably already earned a place in the managers’ hall-of-fame records.
#3: Ronald Koeman
The Dutch manager has been impressing in his first season at the helm of Southampton and in his first 14 games at the helm of the club, he already won 11 games. Southampton is currently 2nd in the Barclays Premier League, only behind José Mourinho‘s Chelsea FC…
Sources: dailymail.co.uk / mirror.co.uk