Liverpool target Jurgen Klopp wanted the Bayern Munich job, according to a report.
Jurgen Klopp wanted the Bayern Munich job, The Telegraph report, but is now open to taking on the Liverpool post after the German champions indicated their preference to stick with Pep Guardiola.
The news is obviously good news for the Reds, who are in pole position to get their man.
Yet it does ask questions over the motivations of a manager who had rallied against Bayern so successfully through his career with Borussia Dortmund, but eventually found them too big a juggernaught to overcome.
Klopp led Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles, while a 5-2 German Cup win over Bayern was a particular highlight in 2012.
He could not stop star players Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowksi electing to jump ship, and lost the Champions League Final at Wembley in 2013 to Bayern.
When Guardiola took over, the tide was too strong, and his Dortmund side struggled, eventually leading to his resignation last season.
It seems odd that Klopp would want to become the next Bayern boss. Certainly it would lead to near guaranteed success and trophies, but what would fans of Dortmund think of the man they idolised?
The decision seems to have been taken out of Klopp's hands regarding Bayern, who are hoping to convince Guardiola to sign a contract extension, and Liverpool by sacking Brendan Rodgers have turned the onus on the German to give them a swift response about taking up a completely new challenge.