Jurgen Klopp is set to depart Liverpool at the conclusion of the 2023-24 campaign.
Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan declined to specify a timescale for the appointment of Jurgen Klopp’s successor.
The announcement of Klopp’s departure, made by the Reds manager, marked a significant moment, considering his remarkable tenure since assuming control in October 2015.
Klopp led the club to six major trophies, including a sixth Champions League and their maiden Premier League title, solidifying Liverpool’s standing among Europe’s top teams.
The monumental task of finding Klopp’s replacement now falls to Fenway Sports Group. Speculation surrounds potential candidates, with former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso and Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi among those touted for the position.
However, Hogan, who addressed the media alongside Klopp at a press conference, emphasised that Liverpool’s recruitment process will remain private. He made it clear that no further updates will be provided until a decision on Klopp’s successor has been reached.
Hogan said: “We will go through that process and it’s something we will do in private that will be done with the people who are here, our ownership. Mike Gordon (FSG president), in particular, will be part of that process.
“When get to a place where we have further news, we can discuss it at that point but it’s not going to be something that’s running commentary. We prefer to operate [on a basic of] when to talk about things, we will.
“We won’t talk about other people, we won’t get into the name game. This is an announcement that we and Jurgen are making. After today, we are focused on the campaign ahead, the opportunity we have, competing on four fronts and making the 2023-24 campaign something that supporters can look back on with enjoyment.
“From our perspective, I wouldn’t want to set an expectation because it’s a process we need to go through. It’s a process we have gone through in the past.
“The way we operate as a club is to ensure we go through all the information, all of the data, all our proper due diligence and then will make a decision and make an announcement, I understand the question but I can’t commit to a timeline.
“It will go on in the background and you can be sure we will be doing everything we possibly can to make best decision for the football club.
“It’s not to be a distraction. It’s about making sure this team continues to perform. When we have something to say, we’ll have something to say at that point.”
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