Liverpool currently find themselves in an unexpected situation, as they embark on the quest for a new long-term manager—a scenario that many of their fans hadn’t expected.
This development comes with a ripple effect reaching beyond Merseyside, particularly delivering unwelcome news to Newcastle United supporters.
On Friday, the news spread across Merseyside that Jurgen Klopp will depart from the club at the conclusion of the ongoing season.
This announcement not only stirred shockwaves within Liverpool but resonated throughout the entire global football community. The looming question now is, who will emerge as the right successor to steer the ship at Anfield?
Lee Hendrie, speaking on Soccer Saturday via Sky Sports on January 27, 2024, at 14:20 pm, has suggested Eddie Howe as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klopp at Newcastle United.
The former Aston Villa midfielder emphasised Howe’s experience and his adeptness in navigating challenging situations as reasons that make him a suitable candidate for the Liverpool managerial position.
Following the announcement of Jurgen Klopp’s exit, Newsnow Liverpool learned that Bayer Leverkusen’s successful coach Xabi Alonso and Brighton’s progressive manager Roberto De Zerbi are among the contenders for the managerial role at Liverpool.
Contrary to considering someone like Roberto De Zerbi, who presently holds Brighton in the seventh position in the table, Lee Hendrie believes Eddie Howe is the ideal choice. According to Hendrie, Howe stands out because he is not even among the names initially on the club’s managerial shortlist.
Eddie Howe – Next Liverpool Manager?
“I would like to chuck someone in there that isn’t even on there (the list),” said Hendrie.
“Things aren’t great at Newcastle. I think maybe someone like Eddie Howe. Someone that knows the Premier League. He has gone to a football club that has been a tough one to really deal with. I think people have doubted him.
“I am not saying he’s leaving Newcastle, but you look at managers that aren’t in the frame. I think De Zerbi and Eddie Howe. I think I would be looking at Eddie Howe because I like the way he plays.”
Replacing Jurgen Klopp
Taking on the role after Klopp is undeniably a formidable challenge, and one can’t help but sympathize with his successor due to the impressive reputation he has established.
The situation may escalate if Liverpool secure many trophies this season, especially clinching the Premier League title. Such victories would amplify the expectations on the incoming manager and underscore the immense undertaking awaiting him.
An intriguing aspect will be whether Klopp himself is consulted or allowed to voice his opinion on the selection of the next manager. From the board’s standpoint, it would be unwise not to, at the very least, seek some guidance or advice in this crucial decision-making process.
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