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Bayern Munich chief Max Eberl speaks out on links with Klopp, Mourinho and Alonso

Bayern Munich chief Max Eberl says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not replace Thomas Tuchel but did not rule out a move for Jose Mourinho.

Thomas Tuchel will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after an underwhelming campaign in the Bundesliga. Tuchel’s departure has raised the possibility of Jurgen Klopp replacing him at Bayern after he leaves Anfield at the end of the season.

Klopp’s agent has dismissed any suggestions the German will join Bayern next year, and now Bayern’s director of sport also has responded to these reports.

Max Eberl told Sport Bild: “I know what it means when you make statements like Kloppo, who said: ‘I have no more energy.’ Few people can judge that better than me because I went through it. People come first. That’s why I won’t call him.

Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho who left AS Roma in January also has been linked with Bayern Munich’s job. When asked about the Portuguese coach, Max Eberl refused to rule out the possibility of hiring Mourinho.

He said: “Of course you also look at trainers who are currently available.”

There are more than four names, but certainly not 40. It is our duty to think everything through – there are also unusual ideas on the list.

We are exchanging ideas to get the best possible essence: We need and want to get to know people and their environment. We want to find out a lot in advance and then have the two or three final discussions at the end.”

It has been widely reported that Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso is Bayern’s number one target to replace Tuchel this summer.

Xabi Alonso played for Bayern. But I don’t want to provoke headlines like ‘Xabi fits at Bayern!’ I’m talking about the fact that he knows this club,” Eberl said.

He has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen, he can win the domestic double and the Europa League.

I haven’t spoken to any coach and I haven’t received any approval or rejection.”

“It’s not about making quick decisions, but smart ones,” Eberl added.

Bayern is 10 points behind Leverkusen with just eight games remaining in the Bundesliga.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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