Liverpool is facing the task of finding a new manager to replace departing Jurgen Klopp. Additionally, they are also looking for a new sporting director after Michael Edwards declined the opportunity to return to his former role. The position was left vacant by Jorg Schmadtke at the end of the January transfer window, leading the owners to approach Edwards to gauge his interest in returning, but he has no intention of going back to Anfield.
On top of this, Klopp’s assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, along with elite development coach Vitor Matos, are also departing in June. As a result, the Reds’ backroom will undergo significant changes next season as they go through a major restructure. Despite this, LFC TV’s Neil Jones believes that their approach will remain largely the same, with no radical shift in management style akin to what Chelsea experienced with Todd Boehly’s arrival.
Jones also anticipates that Liverpool will have a new sporting director by the end of the season. He speculates on the potential appointment of a new manager, leaning towards Alonso but emphasizing the uncertainty about how they will work with a new sporting director. Overall, Jones acknowledges the challenges ahead for Liverpool and believes there is no perfect solution for them, regardless of who they bring in as their new manager or sporting director.