Ian Wright Names Manager Liverpool Should Appoint That “Fans Will Love Instantly” as Jurgen Klopp Successor

Ian Wright has advised Liverpool on the kind of manager they need in order to get the fans on side.

The Reds are currently in the midst of a hunt to find the ideal successor for Jurgen Klopp. With the season still going on around them and Liverpool doing really well, it’s not a perfect situation by any means.

However, amidt potential candidates, the standout figure is none other than former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Speaking on The Overlap today, Wright has gave the reasons behind his belief that Alonso is the ideal candidate for the managerial role.

“You have to look at Xabi Alonso and you feel like who else is a better candidate in respects of playing there, the level he has played at, the fact that Liverpool is not going to engulf him in what he is doing,” said the former Arsenal striker.

“The fans are going to love him instantly.”

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Wright is consistently accurate in his assessment. Currently, Alonso seems to be the ideal candidate, meeting all the necessary criteria.

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The only drawback in Alonso’s profile is evidently his limited exposure to top-tier management.

Occasionally, you sense the uniqueness of a manager. Should Liverpool pass up the opportune moment to consider Xabi, there’s a high likelihood that clubs like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich will seize the opportunity. The risk of losing him to another club looms, and the window of opportunity may close if decisive action isn’t taken.

It’s also worth pointing out that what he lacks in managerial experience, Alonso more than makes up for with his time playing at the top level.

While this doesn’t guarantee his success as a manager, it underscores his familiarity with the intense pressure associated with top-tier clubs.

Having played under esteemed coaches of a generation like Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Vicente Del Bosque, and Rafa Benitez, all renowned for their tactical acumen and man-management skills, the 42-year-old Alonso would have acquired a wealth of knowledge from them.

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Perhaps the key point from Wright though, is how the Basque’s appointment will galvanise the fanbase.

Although losing Klopp is undeniably a significant setback, the prospect of Alonso taking the helm leaves supporters anticipating a promising future. This anticipation holds considerable importance.

The Bayer Leverkusen boss isn’t the only one under consideration, so we can’t get ahead of ourselves. Right now though, it would be a disappointment if it were anybody else.

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