Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is on Real Madrid’s radar to become the team’s coach after Zidane’s departure last Thursday, according to reports from MARCA and AS which mention him as a potential Plan B. The German manager was also one of the candidates to replace Carlo Ancelotti back in 2015, but the club ended up signing Rafa Benitez instead.
It looks like Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is Madrid’s priority, though. Pochettino doesn’t have any kind of release clause which means that Los Blancos will have to battle with Daniel Levy once again. Tottenham’s president is extremely tough when it comes to negotiations and both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric had to wait until the very last weeks of the summer to complete their signings for Madrid.
If Los Blancos want to avoid Levy, Klopp would be a nice option. However, he is not a perfect coach. Klopp is known for having a very defined system which forces players to press with intensity and play fast when they recover the ball, something that might not suit Madrid’s current roster all that well with players like Kroos, Modric, Marcelo, Isco or Benzema, who like to keep the possession of the ball.