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4 supervisor targets for Liverpool after Xabi Alonso determination


Xabi Alonso will not be the one that replaces Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool this summer time after the previous Reds midfielder opted to stick with Bayer Leverkusen for no less than yet one more 12 months.

In addition to his prior connection to Liverpool, Alonso’s credentials had been clear after taking Leverkusen from the Bundesliga relegation zone to the brink of their first ever title in lower than two years.

Bayern Munich had been additionally eager on the previous Spaniard, however each they and Liverpool have now given up hope after Alonso confirmed he is not going to be leaving the membership this summer time.

With Alonso the main candidate, Liverpool now must refocus their search after beforehand drawing up a seven-strong shortlist. The Reds have gotten the hierarchy sorted by rehiring Michael Edwards in a senior function and recruiting Richard Hughes to be sporting director, so whoever the brand new supervisor is will know precisely what they’re moving into once they settle for the job.

Listed below are 4 very believable targets to grow to be the following Liverpool supervisor.

Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann is obtainable in July / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

Nicknamed ‘Child Mourinho’ when he first burst on to the managerial scene with Hoffenheim aged simply 29, Julian Nagelsmann might be extra much like Klopp than the Portuguese legend.

Now 36, he has beforehand taken RB Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals and it got here as a shock when Bayern Munich sacked him final March. Nagelsmann is at present Germany head coach forward of Euro 2024, however his contract will expire shortly after the event.

Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecolgou has been profitable in Scotland / Alex Davidson/GettyImages

Ange Postecoglou was extremely profitable at Celtic, profitable 5 of a potential six home trophies throughout two seasons in Scotland. However his first marketing campaign at Tottenham Hotspur is proving that he can deal with a better high quality league and he has been on Liverpool’s radar consequently.

The Greece-born Australian has put within the arduous yards in his teaching profession. He began out answerable for South Melbourne and has labored his manner up, predominantly working in Australia till a possibility with Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos got here up in 2018.

Roberto De Zerbi

Roberto De Zerbi is confirmed within the Premier League / Charlie Crowhurst/GettyImages

As with Postecoglou, Liverpool take pleasure in seeing Roberto De Zerbi’s confirmed file at Premier League stage because of his distinctive physique of labor with Brighton & Hove Albion since 2022, displaying that he can match into an overarching membership philosophy.

Underneath De Zerbi final season, Brighton loved their highest ever league end and certified for European soccer for the primary time. This season, they’ve overwhelmed Ajax house and away and received to the knockouts stage of the Europa League.

Ruben Amorim

Ruben Amorim has impressed in Portuguese soccer / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Ruben Amorim will maybe be the one who advantages most from Alonso’s loyalty to Leverkusen, pushing the Portuguese extra into the body as choices slowly start to skinny out.

The 39-year-old has been given a resounding endrosement from Fulham’s Joao Palhinha this week, having performed beneath him at Sporting CP and Braga, and is admired by the Liverpool hierarchy. Essentially the most important mark towards him is an absence of expertise in a high 5 European league. However everyone has to begin someplace and if the construction is true, a gifted coach will thrive.