Manchester Metropolis journalist Jack Gaughan has make clear the workers members’ reactions at Etihad following the stunning information of Jurgen Klopp’s departure from Liverpool on the finish of the season.
Klopp’s announcement final week shocked not solely Liverpool followers but additionally resonated throughout the soccer world past the membership, drawing reactions from numerous managers, together with Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel.
And now Jack Gaughan has revealed how the Manchester Metropolis workers, arguably Klopp’s greatest rivals throughout his tenure, responded to the information.
Chatting with the It’s All Kicking Off podcast, he shared their perspective on Klopp’s departure:
“I don’t assume they may do (cease smiling) will they. Look, there’s a component of they assume they’ve seen him off. Somebody talked about to me final week, which you realize, truthful sufficient.”
“Guardiola will take a look at it and assume Liverpool will want a little bit of a rebuild and a brand new supervisor to get his ft beneath the desk and I believe he’ll take a look at the remainder of the league and possibly really feel that is there for the taking.”
“I don’t assume Klopp would have stayed so long as he did with out Guardiola and I don’t assume Guardiola would have stayed as lengthy with out Klopp.”
Klopp’s Liverpool have been Manchester Metropolis’s main competitors for the title for the previous a number of years, with solely Arsenal posing a problem final season.
The extreme rivalry has seen Liverpool narrowly miss out on the title to Metropolis twice, every time by only a single level.
With Klopp out of the image, it stays unsure who replaces him and the type of affect he makes.
The numerous hole in high quality and depth amongst different prime groups, together with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Spurs, may probably present Guardiola with a transparent path to safe further titles.