COACHING CAROUSEL

by Kyle Williams | Feb 26, 2024 | General | 0 comments

(Thomas Tuchel [left], and Steven Gerrard [right])

This summer in football will be one that none of us as fans have witnessed before with the amount of coaching availabilities in the world. From England to France, Spain to the United States, many clubs head into this summer on automatic as there is no one steering them for the near future.

(Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp)

In England where this circus act has begun with Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, has announced he will be stepping down at the end of the season. It comes as a shock to many as he has just rebuilt that team and is now walking away from his work. The German has said that he is “running out of energy” and will take time off with rumors saying he will take up the German National team job.

Another historic club losing their manager is Barcelona. Xavi Hernandez, one of the all-time greatest midfielders to ever grace the game, has announced he will leave the Catalans at the end of the term as well. This is due to multiple factors (pressure, losing the dressing room, financial constraints) but La Blaugrana is on the hunt for a new boss.

(Xavi Hernandez)
German giants Bayern Munich are also hunting the next best manager as they have announced they have “mutually agreed” to part ways with Thomas Tuchel. This is undoubtedly down to the fact that Bayern is currently eight (8) points of the top spot and over the last 11 years have been champions of Germany.

Not just clubs without managers but clubs at risk of losing managers is at an alarming rate. Mikel Arteta is entering his last year as Arsenal boss, and even though there should come an agreement between man and club, none has yet come to fruition.
Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton is a wanted man and the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Liverpool are monitoring his situation to see if they can pry him from the Premier League club.

(Spanish manager Xabi Alonso)

The man probably in the highest demand is Xabi Alonso. The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich player, currently managing at Bayer Leverkusen, will possibly have to choose between both clubs come the end of term. Currently, he’s the one who is toppling Bundesliga champions Bayern and is currently unbeaten in 34 games.

Erik Ten Hag might be one to look out for his future as this has been a roller-coaster year with Manchester United. The Dutchman has one year left on his contract and with the new investment in the club led by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group, they could make a change to the managerial department.

(Dutch manager Erik Ten Hag)

Other names like Unai Emery, Hansi Flick, Julian Naglesmann, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, etc. have all been lined up for potential moves in the summer, but one thing remains for sure, next season will be very transitional, to say the least.

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