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Bayern Munich chief explains why he “won’t call” exit-bound Liverpool boss jurgen klopp to replace Thomas Tuchel

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By Pranav Kannan

Bayern Munich sporting director Max Eberl explains why he won’t call Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Speaking in an interview with German publication Sport Bild as quoted by the Mirror, Bayern Munich sporting director Max Eberl explains in detail why he won’t try and attempt to convince exit-bound Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to take over from Thomas Tuchel at the German club.

Klopp announced in January that he would be bringing his time at Anfield to a close at the end of the season. The decision brought in some widespread disappointment amongst the faithful Reds but they also understood the place from where the German coach was making this decision.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach admitted that he was “running out of energy”. Whilst his announcement might have come as a bitter blow, the timing of it could not have been better. The decision made by the manager seems to have galvanized the team who are now more determined than ever to give Klopp a hero’s send-off.

Understandably, when a coach of Jurgen Klopp’s pedigree is set to become a free agent, links are bound to appear to the crème de la crème of Europe. Bayern have announced that Thomas Tuchel will part ways with the club at the end of the season and understandably, Klopp’s name has been doing the rounds.

Speaking about the situation though, Bayern’s new sporting director Eberl made it very clear that he respected Klopp’s decision and would make no effort to call and convince him ahead of next season

“I know what it means when you make statements like Kloppo, who said: ‘I have no more energy’. Few people can judge that better than me because I went through it. People come first. That’s why I won’t call him.”

The sane mind prevails

It does come as a pleasant surprise that there are sane minds in the decision-making hierarchy at Bayern Munich currently. Eberl understands what it means to give a coach a break and he respects the fact that Klopp wants some time away from the game.

Jurgen Klopp is all passion
Jurgen Klopp is all passion

Klopp is a true Red and is likely to be a man of his word. He isn’t the kind of character to leave Liverpool claiming he was running out of energy, only to take a job elsewhere immediately after. Maybe, a sabbatical is exactly what he needs to get his hunger back.

Liverpool might have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United last weekend but they are still going strong in both the Europa League and the Premier League. The Reds have already pocketed the Carabao Cup by getting past Chelsea in the final.

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As Klopp & co. prepare themselves for a title race for the ages, Liverpool fans would be hoping to enjoy these last few months with the German at the helm. Let’s hope the players can give Klopp one last hurrah before he walks away into the sunset, at least for the time being. YNWA.