Jurgen Klopp: Barcelona fans want German boss as Valverde's replacement

Jurgen Klopp: Barcelona fans want German boss as Valverde's replacement

- Jurgen Klopp is attracting interests from Barcelona supporters

- The Catalan club fans' want the present Liverpool manager to take over after Valverde's contract expires

- Klopp has made an impact at Anfield winning Champions League title last season and could lift Premier League this campaign

Barcelona fans seem to have turned their backs on their manager Ernesto Valverde despite sitting atop of the Spanish League table mid-way into the season.

The Catalans are two points better than their arch-rivals Real Madrid after the first 18 games this campaign.

However, the club's supporters are hoping the 55-year-old will not extend his contract owing to his struggles to get results.

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Barca supporters have now reportedly hoping the club would hire Klopp, who has turned the fortunes of his present club around.

He led them to Champions League glory last season, and one year later, he could be landing them their first Premier League title in about three decades.

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According to a survey by members of Mundo Deportivo outside the Nou Camp, 80 percent (240 individuals) revealing they want Valverde to leave when his contract ends.

While 33.6 percent (82) of the votes were in support of the German coach to take over from the Spaniard at the club.

A sizeable number of voters were in favour of club legend Ronald Koeman who polled 31.96 (78 per cent).

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is also on the list of coaches with 17 per cent of the voters calling for him to be the next manager.

Meanwhile, just six per cent were called for the return of Pep Guardiola who is currently having a rough time at Manchester City.

Daily Mail reports that Valverde has a clause in his contract which could see him extend his stay at Camp Nou.

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Koeman is the favourite to take the job after revealing that there is a clause in his Holland contract that allows him to leave if he is offered the Nou Camp hot-seat.

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The former free-kick master moved into the dugout as assistant for two seasons after he retired - before jobs with Ajax, Benfica, and Southampton as number one.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona fans have called for the sack of their manager Ernesto Valverde following their disappointing performance against Real Madrid in mid-December.

Both Spanish League giants failed to find the back of the net in the first leg of the El Clasico this term.

The Catalans were lucky to escape a defeat on home turf after Gareth Bale's goal was ruled offside, and they maintain their leadership on the table.

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