West Ham United and Newcastle United should not be afraid to go for Jurgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp thinking

The Premier League mainstays should know that Klopp is not like other top managers.

This week saw Borussia Dortmund's enigmatic coach Jurgen Klopp announce he would be stepping down from the club at the end of the current campaign.

The German has had a tough time of it this season. Dortmund were bottom of the Bundesliga table at one point this season, but have since recovered to their current placing of tenth. But the distance between them and Bayern Munich is now a chasm and they were also unceremoniously dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus.

With Klopp leaving, attention turns to where he will go next.

The long held belief is that Klopp would like to head to the Premier League.

But where will he go?

Klopp is not going to take a job where spending is easy and money is the answer. Chelsea and Manchester City can be effectively ruled out. Manchester United are just getting comfortable with Louis van Gaal. Tottenham and Liverpool will not be letting the popular Mauricio Pochettino or Brendan Rodgers go. That leaves Arsenal. If Arsene Wenger decides to hand up his long coat for good in the summer Klopp would be the number one choice. However, there is no indication that is to be the case.

So that rules out the Premier League, right? Wrong.

Klopp is not a manager afraid to take on a challenge. He turned Mainz into Bundesliga mainstays. He took the financially flagging fallen giants of Dortmund to the brink of European domination.

The likes of West Ham United in particular should not be afraid to make an approach. Newcastle United are another who could benefit from Klopp, although he would probably shirk at the behind the scenes trouble at the club.

But any club with passionate fans, ambition and a degree of patience will appeal to Klopp, so West Ham and Newcastle should not be afraid to get in touch.

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