Jürgen Klopp stance clear as Chelsea fans want ex-Liverpool boss to replace Mauricio Pochettino

Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino embrace before Liverpool's clash with Chelsea at Anfield in January
Chelsea fans have called for Jürgen Klopp to be appointed following Mauricio Pochettino's exit -Credit:Getty Images

Chelsea fans want Jürgen Klopp as their new manager following his exit from Liverpool. The German though looks set to disappoint the supporters at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are once again left searching for a new manager after Mauricio Pochettino’s departure. The Argentine leaves the London club after just one season in charge.

His exit was confirmed by Chelsea on Tuesday evening, with the decision coming via ‘mutual consent’. Despite being under pressure for most of the season, Pochettino did manage to lead the club to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, securing qualification for Europe in the process.

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Without a manager once again, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly must once again find a new boss to take over the reins. This will be his fifth manager in just over two seasons, having also fired Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter last season before turning to Frank Lampard on an interim basis.

Chelsea fans have already urged Boehly to appoint Klopp with messages on social media. The 56-year-old is now without a job after bidding farewell to Liverpool on Sunday, with Arne Slot having been confirmed as his successor at Anfield.

Klopp though has already made his stance very clear. He has no intentions of taking over at another Premier League club following his spell at Liverpool, which will leave Chelsea looking elsewhere.

"If you ask me, ‘Will you ever work as a manager again?’ I would say now no," Klopp explained to Liverpool's official website when he announced his decision to leave Anfield.

"But I don’t know obviously how that will feel because I never had the situation. What I know definitely – I will never, ever manage a different club in England than Liverpool, 100 per cent. That’s not possible. My love for this club, my respect for the people is too big. I couldn’t.

"I couldn’t for a second think about it. There’s no chance. This is part of my life, we are part of the family, we feel home here. There’s no chance to do that. But all the rest, will I ever work again? Of course, I know myself, I cannot just sit around." says: That should save everyone some time rather than linking Klopp with a move to Stamford Bridge. He’s been very clear that he doesn’t want to manage any Premier League club other than Liverpool, so even if he was planning on jumping straight into a job after leaving Anfield, it certainly wouldn’t have been for Chelsea or anyone else in England.