The Real Madrid managerial job is far tougher than the one at Liverpool.
According to Jurgen Klopp, managing Liverpool is “the biggest challenge in football”. It is also, according to the German manager, the “most interesting job in world football” (as reported by BBC Sport).
One cannot help but disagree with Klopp on the first count: the Liverpool job is NOT the biggest challenge in football.
For any manager to face their biggest challenge in (club) football, they need to be in charge of Real Madrid.
Managing the Spanish giants is, and always will be, the biggest challenge in world football.
What is Klopp’s main target this season? A top-four finish. What will be Klopp’s main target in 2015-16? Finish in the top four and perhaps push for the league title.
What is Rafael Benitez’s main target at Madrid this season? Win La Liga. Win the Champions League. Play the best football in the world.
THAT is the biggest challenge in club football: winning every major trophy, and do so by playing the most entertaining brand of football on the planet.
There is no doubt that Klopp faces a tough challenge at Liverpool, who have not won the league title in the Premier League era.
However, that challenge is nothing compared to what former Reds boss Benitez is facing at Madrid at the moment.