Bayern Munich: Max Eberl rules out approaching Jurgen Klopp

Max Eberl is not going to approach Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to replace Thomas Tuchel in the summer despite Klopp announcing his departure from Merseyside club.

Bayern Munich chief Max Eberl rules out approaching Jurgen Klopp
Bayern Munich chief Max Eberl rules out approaching Jurgen Klopp / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

There are going to be significant changes at Bayern Munich in the summer. The Bavarian club will have a new head coach since Thomas Tuchel will leave Munich at the end of the season. Tuchel and club chiefs mutually agreed to end the agreement after a run of three consecutive defeats in February.

The newly appointed board member Max Eberl and sporting director Christoph Freund will work together to find the successor for Tuchel. The Bavarian club will hope to get a coach that can give them stability over a longer period and sustained success across all competitions.

Bayern are one of several big clubs looking for a new head coach in the summer. Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is probably the most high-profile coach without a role beyond this season. Klopp decided to step down from his position at Liverpool after winning every possible trophy in the last nine years.

Klopp has been linked with the coaching position at Bayern in the past. He enjoyed a successful stint at Borussia Dortmund before joining Liverpool in 2015. The German coach will take a break from football after nine intense seasons with the Merseyside club. While talking to SportBild this week, Max Eberl admitted that he will not try to change Klopp’s decision and offer him the head coach role at Bayern.

""I know what it means when Kloppo said: “I'm running out of energy.” - Few people can judge that better than me, because I went through it. When a person says that, the job comes second. And people come first. That's why I'm not going to call him.""

Max Eberl

Klopp would have been a sensational appointment for Bayern. The 56-year-old head coach has helped Liverpool become one of the best teams in Europe over the last decade. He ticks all the boxes that Bayern needs in a head coach.

Eberl remained tightlipped about Bayern’s search for a new head coach during this interview. The Bavarian club has been heavily linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso. The Spanish head coach has done a terrific job at Leverkusen, giving them a significant chance of winning the domestic double this season.

Coincidently, Liverpool are also reportedly looking at Alonso as the successor of Klopp. Eberl also hinted that Alonso would be a good choice since he has already played for Die Roten and knows the values of the club. He also dismissed reports suggesting that talks between Alonso and Bayern have already taken place.

In an ideal scenario, Bayern have a deal in place for a new head coach by the end of the season. Barcelona and Liverpool are already in the market for a new coach, while Manchester United and Chelsea could also join the list of clubs looking for a coaching change. Die Roten will have to be decisive to secure their top target before the end of the season.