Roman Weidenfeller has brought a move from Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp to Bayern Munich. The long-time goalkeeper of Borussia Dortmund sees his former coach as the ideal successor to Hansi Flick, who wants to terminate his contract with the record champions at the end of the season, which runs until 2023.
“I do believe that there will be a big coaching quake in the summer,” Weidenfeller said in im Sport1– “one-two”. For the 40-year-old, the current constellation is perfect for Klopp’s commitment to FC Bayern. After great successes with Liverpool in recent years, Klopp threatens to miss the Champions League with the Reds this season.
“If the situation arises like this, I don’t know whether he will turn down a second Bayern offer,” said Weidenfeller, referring to Klopp, who had already been on Bayern’s wish list in the past. For Weidenfeller, a move to Munich is “the next step for Jürgen, as long as he still wants to be on the pitch every day”.
Most recently, Leipzig’s coach Julian Nagelsmann was the hottest contender for Flick’s successor. The 33-year-old has a long-term contract with the Saxons, the Bavarians would have to pay a high transfer fee for Nagelsmann.
Klopp had meanwhile repeatedly emphasized that he wanted to take a break after a possible exit in Liverpool. His contract at Anfield Road runs until 2024.