Klopp out of Irons frame

Jurgen KloppMuch admired Jurgen Klopp – whose decision to walk away from Borussia Dortmund and the end of the season to immediately excite West Ham fans – is being linked with Naples.

And that will again send a wave of possibilities across the latest managerial merry-go-round speculation given that current boss Rafa Benitez is being discussed by some hopeful Irons as a new Boleyn boss.

rafa_a_2494019bBut the Hammers may be left out in the cold in their hunt for a mega managerial name with both men having their eyes fastened in north western giants should they make a move to the Premier League.

Having revealed that he will leave Dortmund , Klopp was immediately linked with Napoli where preseident Aurelio De Lauretiis admitted; “At the time I appointed Rafa, I spoke to Klopp.

“He told me he was under contract with Dortmund until 2016 which is why we couldn’t sign him as manager then.”

Klopp himself is keen on the Premier League but is reported as saying of Napoli: “It would be a joy to work at a stadium where Diego Maradona was such a star .”

Benitez is lined up for further contract talks with De Lauretiis in a few weeks time but like Klopp fancies a move to the north west if that falls through.

And Klopp added: “If my English gets better and better and I understand people from Liverpool and Manchester, then maybe if someone asks me I will come to England.”

Meanwhile polls on ClaretandHugh and West Ham World show that many fans want a change at the Irons managerial helm.

Benitez – despite him being an unlikely arrival – heads the WHW poll with Slaven Bilic, Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa filling the next three places. Current boss Allardyce is in eighth position.

Meanwhile on this site – where we have listed those who we believe are more readily available – Bielsa leads, followed by Bilic with  Allardyce in third place ahead of David Moyes, Eddie Howe and Roberto Di Matteo.




About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

6 comments on “Klopp out of Irons frame

  1. According to the the most important site and our visiting German he could come here and would be a good choice,
    And they weren’t attacked by the BFS fans and others called him hippo head without revenge attacks,
    They must all be at the voting stations?

  2. Bubs,what are you like.Have you been poking the hornets nest again,lol,you should come complete with a goverment health warning attached to you,haha 😀

  3. Klopp??? No no no. I read the other site Klopp has a long balls play style… BFS is much better than him: Fluid and fast balls on the field, never in the air.


  4. Matte apparently Klopp changed style mid season when they were struggling and started playing non BFS football and since then they have climbed the league the opposite to us,
    But don’t worry a Germans word is his bond and he is taking a sabbatical,
    By the way our new German Friend was fending off the unfriendly English and trying very hard to convince them he would’ve good for our club,and the words Hippo head and Fat were being banded about by all and sundry,
    Some young lady took exception to being called a pro BFS FAN but was to clever for me and I just can’t turn on the Ladies,especially when they don’t shave,
    Not band at the moment and using my own name,
    Is conkerpot called Conked on that site or is it just a play on names,

  5. In my view our owners should really roll out the red carpet for Klopp, show him the plans for the OS, maybe show him some stuff from our history (Moore, Brooking, Devonshire, DiCanio) and really put the message across that we are perfect for him.
    Klopp has mentioned he was keen on managing a Premier League club.
    We are based in London.
    We are midtable, but surely a club on the up.
    We have a massive fanbase to tap into.
    We are not the finished article, Klopp could really build a team here and become a legend.
    Klopp with his down to earth approach, his personality and passion would be a massive fan favourite in my view.
    It’s the perfect storm really. We should at least try and make a good offer.

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