La Liga expert Guillem Balague has confirmed that there is no chance that Jurgen Klopp will be joining Real Madrid as a manager, with Zinedine Zidane under fire to perform.
Yes, this is actually something that needs discussing apparently. Despite the fact that the Liverpool camp is as united as it has ever been, Klopp is still being named as a candidate to succeed Zidane at Madrid.
The Frenchman is currently struggling to inspire his Los Blancos side to form in La Liga and with Barcelona sitting pretty in first place, Real Madrid are labouring in fourth, 17 points behind with 14 games of the season remaining.
As you would expect with a hot seat like Zidane’s at the Bernabeu, the club hierarchy expect him to yield results and so there have been rumours that the likes of Klopp and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino could be in line to take over.
However, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has been sure to put any rumours that suggest Klopp will be moving to Madrid to bed.
“Jurgen Klopp has even been mentioned,” Balague told Sky Sports.
“Klopp will stay at Liverpool though because he’s somebody that wants to stay for seven years at Anfield as we read in the Raphael Honigstein book.
“That means Real will have to look elsewhere.”
Pochettino has long since been mentioned as a potential candidate for the job, however, Balague has also rubbished these suggestions, saying ‘they don’t make sense.’
“Everybody in Spain is mentioning Mauricio Pochettino but I keep saying it just doesn’t make sense,” Balague added.
“He’s taking Tottenham into a new stadium and a new era.”
Whatever the case may be, it’s blatantly clear that Klopp is happy at Liverpool and with his contract set to continue until 2022, there is still plenty of time for him to have his glasses fly off his face during manic touchline celebrations.