‘He’s Doing Well’: BBC Pundit Tells Liverpool to Consider Serie A Manager as Jurgen Klopp Successor

Liverpool’s quest for a new manager has predominantly centered around a select few individuals. Among them, Xabi Alonso emerges as a standout contender.

However, the club’s pursuit extends beyond Alonso, with considerable attention also directed towards Sporting’s Ruben Amorim, who appears to be positioned as an alternative to Alonso.

Former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker suggests that Liverpool should consider Bologna’s Thiago Motta as a potential replacement to Jurgen Klopp. Speaking on the BBC’s Football Daily podcast, asked about the possibility of the Reds hiring Steven Gerrard if Xabi Alonso is unavailable, but he believes there are superior options to explore.

“There’s other managers out there achieving great things and playing great styles and attractive styles that you’d probably be better off going with,” said the pundit.

“When you look at Liverpool right now, you can call them Klopp’s kids, I think you probably want a manager who’s going to be good with working with some of those youngsters because they’ve already proved that they can handle it and play at that level.

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“One manager I’d probably say, look at Thiago Motta, the Bologna manager right now. He’s doing well, flying with Bologna, I think he’ll be a good manager they can look at.

“The Sporting Lisbon manager as well, a manager a lot of people are talking about. With what he’s done at Sporting Lisbon and how he’s got Marucs Edwards playing right now.”

Liverpool Told to Consider Motta

As Liverpool contemplate their next managerial move post-Klopp, there’s a risk of overly relying on a single option.

A standout candidate is Alonso. He not only enjoys widespread fan support but also demonstrates his suitability through his team’s performances.

However, Bayern Munich are also vying for the 42-year-old’s services. Despite this, Alonso’s current club, Bayer Leverkusen, appear confident in retaining him.

Thus, exploring alternative options becomes imperative. Fortunately, there appears to be a pool of capable managers available.

Amorim emerges as a viable alternative and could bring an intriguing dynamic to the role. However, amidst the search, it’s peculiar that Motta’s name hasn’t surfaced earlier.

At just 41 years old, the former Brazil and Italy international is proving himself as an experienced coach, with stints at Genoa and Spezia preceding his current role at Bologna.

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Now in his second season with Bologna, Motta has surpassed expectations, with the team currently occupying fourth place in Serie A, positioning them for a Champions League spot. Last season, they finished in a respectable ninth place.

Motta’s success extends from his time at Spezia, where he defied expectations and secured Serie A safety in his sole season with the club. His managerial prowess continues to evolve.

Having experienced the demands of top-tier football as a player with clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan, and PSG, Motta brings a wealth of firsthand knowledge to his coaching career.

His trajectory is one to watch closely, with potential for future success even beyond current speculation surrounding Liverpool’s interest. Keep an eye on Motta’s promising career path.

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