PSG chief Leonardo “approached Jurgen Klopp” at Christmas … but the Liverpool boss refused them, saying he is happy at Anfield
- Jurgen Klopp spoke to PSG chief Leonardo about becoming their new boss
- His compatriot Thomas Tuchel could be eliminated if he fails to win the Champions League
- Leonardo contacted Klopp at Christmas, but said he was happy in Liverpool
- Max Allegri, the former head of Juventus, has also been taken out of service
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp “spent an hour on the phone discussing a possible trip to Paris Saint-Germain with the club’s sports director Leonardo” before insisting that he settle for Anfield.
According to the French outlet Le10Sport, Leonardo approached Klopp to convince him to take the reins with the current boss Thomas Tuchel under increasing pressure.
Tuchel led PSG to the last Ligue 1 title, but the club leaders are desperate to win the Champions League, and the German is expected to experience an increase if he fails to deliver it this season.
Jurgen Klopp spoke to Leonardo for an hour of work in PSG but said he was happy in Liverpool
PSG chief Leonardo (center) is looking for a potential successor to chief Thomas Tuchel
Leonardo explained the club’s vision to Klopp during their discussion over the holiday season in an attempt to convince the Liverpool boss to skip the ship in case a vacancy is available at PSG.
However, Klopp, who signed a new deal earlier this month to keep it in Liverpool until 2024, has given no indication that he would be interested in joining PSG.
Tuchel is expected to be excluded if he is unable to deliver the Champions League this season
Klopp has received huge acclaim for the work done in Liverpool after gaining glory in the Champions League last season and taking them to the top of the Premier League during this period and opening up a huge gap of points over Manchester City and Leicester.
The 52-year-old’s work has not gone unnoticed with Paul Merson who recently described him as a “better boss than Pep Guardiola” and that Barcelona fans have expressed a desire to replace Ernesto Valverde at the helm.
The PSG is not yet resigned to giving up Klopp, but also Leonardo he had conversations with former Juventus boss Max Allegri, who has been out of work since he left the Italian giants at the end of the last campaign.
Max Allegri, the former head of Juventus, was also contacted to eventually take on the role in PSG