Liverpool will not adopt the ex Chelsea boss Todd Boehly approach upon Jurgen Klopp’s departure.
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Liverpool face two significant gaps to fill before the 2024/2025 season. They need to find a replacement for departing manager Jurgen Klopp and are also in search of a sporting director following Michael Edwards’ decision not to return to his former position.
Jorg Schmadtke left the sporting director position at the end of the January transfer window, prompting Liverpool’s owners to approach Edwards about potentially returning. However, Edwards, who left the club in 2022, has shown no interest in returning to Anfield, as reported by the Athletic.
Liverpool are now scrambling to fill the vacant sporting director role. Additionally, Klopp’s assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, along with elite development coach Vitor Matos, will also depart in June.
Next season, significant changes are expected in the Reds’ backroom, with a major restructuring underway. Despite this transformation, Neil Jones from LFC TV predicts that their approach will remain unchanged. He doesn’t foresee Liverpool radically altering their management style, unlike Chelsea’s shift since Todd Boehly’s arrival.
“I’m surprised it got out a little bit – that the story has come out. I think it shows Liverpool’s approach isn’t going to change. I don’t think Jürgen’s departure means, ‘Right we’re going to go down the Chelsea/Todd Boehly route’,” he told Red Men TV.
“It won’t be too far away from the approach that they’ve had in terms of the type of players they target, the way that they work. The idea of the way the club is structured I think will be pretty similar.
“I think it’s reasonable to expect that Liverpool will have a new sporting director by the end of the season, definitely. And if not, then you would be a bit worried. [On the next manager]
“We don’t know who the next manager’s going to be. I have a leaning that I think it’ll probably be Alonso, but that’s all it is.
“You don’t know how he’s going to work with a new sporting director. You don’t know how the new sporting director is going to want to work with Mike Gordon or whoever else, so there’s a lot of ‘up in the airs’ at this moment in time about Liverpool’s strategy off the pitch.
“The perfect solution isn’t out there for Liverpool, no matter what. There’s no silver bullet that you go, ‘Nailed it.’ Anyone they bring in – whether they’re the most experienced manager in the world or an Alonso, someone like that – there’ll be pros and cons to it.”
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