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Jurgen Klopp Tops Real Madrid's Wishlist To Replace Santiago Solari

Jurgen Klopp Tops Real Madrid's Wishlist To Replace Santiago Solari

Jurgen Klopp is Real Madrid's favoured candidate to take over from Santiago Solari after Real Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16 by Ajax on Tuesday night.

Real Madrid managers do not tend to last long, since Vicente del Bosque was sacked after 3.5 years at the helm in 2003 the club have had 15 managers with only Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane lasting 2.5 years or more.

Zidane left in the summer, after his third Champions League title in just 2.5 years, and the tradition of getting rid of managers quickly has continued with the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in October, after just 14 games in charge.

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The former Spain manager was replaced by Santiago Solari and the club rather laughably gave their former midfielder a contract till the summer of 2021.

Last night's embarrassing Champions League defeat to Ajax, following two losses in four days against Barcelona, puts Solari's 2.5 year deal in some doubt- let's be honest he's lucky to still have a job right now.

Solari is almost certain to be replaced in the summer and according to the Independent Los Blancos want Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp to take over at the Bernabeu.

Could Klopp leave Anfield for the Bernabeu? Image: PA Images
Could Klopp leave Anfield for the Bernabeu? Image: PA Images

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The British paper claims that Real want an 'exciting new era for the club' and that's why Klopp's 'rock and roll' football fits the bill for their next appointment.

Spurs Mauricio Pochettino is the other Premier League boss on the list whilst Juventus manager Max Allegri is the other name mentioned.

Jose Mourinho has also been talked about as potentially making a return to the Spanish capital but it wouldn't exactly fit in with the 'exciting new era' idea.

Solari's history doesn't look good. Image: PA Images
Solari's history doesn't look good. Image: PA Images
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Klopp still has a lot of work to do this season to try and help Liverpool win the league for the first time in 29 years and it won't be able to get him to leave the project at Anfield.

The 51 year old has been approached by the 13 times Champions League winners in the past and it remains to been if they'll manage to persuade him to come this time.

One thing that seems almost certain is Solari won't be manager next season and the next guy probably won't last that long either.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Transfer stories, Transfer rumours, Jurgen Klopp, Transfer news, Champions League, Spanish football, Real Madrid, La Liga, European Football

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