Barcelona Fans Vote For Jurgen Klopp To Become Manager Next Season
Barcelona fans have voted for Jurgen Klopp to become their new manager next season.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo ran a poll on who Barca fans want to replace under pressure boss Ernesto Valverde.
33.6% of fans voted for the German to leave Liverpool and take over at Nou Camp next season.
Current Netherlands coach and former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman came a close second with 31.96%.
Behind them, 17% opted for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, while six percent called for the return of Pep Guardiola.
The overwhelming result was 80% of fans not wanting Valverde in charge next season.
Valverde is not a popular figure among fans and uninspired performances in recent months have angered fans.
It's no surprise that supporters are desperate to see Klopp join considering the job he's done at Anfield.
Liverpool are still unbeaten in this season's Premier League and have an astonishing 10 point lead with a game in hand.
Klopp has transformed the club since joining in 2015 and they're arguably the best side in world football.
However, the La Liga outfits chances of wrestling him away from Merseyside are very low.
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The 52-year-old signed a new contract earlier this month to extend his stay at 'The Reds' until 2024.
Klopp indicated there is nowhere else in world football he'd want to manage after signing the deal.
The German told Liverpool's official website:
"For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.
"When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.
"People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it's not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.
"When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.
Liverpool in the Premier League...- LFC Stats (@LFCData) December 26, 2019
:white_check_mark: 35 games unbeaten
:white_check_mark: 1 defeat in 57 matches
:white_check_mark: Won 26 of our last 27 games
:white_check_mark: 9 wins in a row
:white_check_mark: 13 points clear
:white_check_mark: A game in hand pic.twitter.com/5YRbAhSjcD
"If I didn't I would not be re-signing.
"This club is in such a good place, I couldn't contemplate leaving."
It seems unlikely that Barcelona fans will get their list.
But the thought of Klopp managing Lionel Messi is an interesting proposition.
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