Was thinking the same.
If he did get the chance of selecting any of the 3 ....I hope I'm wrong but think he'd go
1. Real Madrid - being Spanish is the major reason why.
2. Us...well ,we all know why and then
3. Bayern ...but what worries me is, that he is already settled in Germany. Would he want to move to another country and uproot his Family this early into his Managerial career?
Come home Xabi!
Ian I get it you’re upside down in global positioning but so to is you’re thinking, like I’ve mentioned above, Bayern I guess is possible but for me winning the Bundesliga with Leverkusen would be mission accomplished as far as that league is concerned,
Royal Madrid is or probably will be his ultimate goal, perhaps even the Spanish national side , but thats eons away yet, for both imo, he’s only just getting started….and yes I guess coming to Liverpool….would be a massive step for him too but, he’s played for us, he knows what we’re about and he’ll be inheriting a squad on the periphery of success that took Jürgen eight years to build, now, you’d have to be a total Cnut like “Keep the faith” to not want to manage us,
He ticks all the boxes twice for me, I look at Xabi and see Jürgen Klopp when he first managed Mainz05, I see potentially a world class manager, as he was a world class player, and that indeed is a rarity, there aren’t many world class players that are on that list, most ex-players these days are coaches, not managers, a huge difference, Shankly , Paisley, Fagan, Stein,Busby, Revie, Ferguson, we’re fantastic Managers, but they don’t make them like that anymore, there are exceptions of course, Ancelotti, Klopp etc, then come the cheque book lot, like Pep G, Maureen, Zidane,
Xabi is of course a modern coach/manager, we can’t yet characterise exactly what he will become, he’s just getting started, needless to say though, he’s going to be successful wherever he plies his trade, so let’s get him in now so he can work with this legacy Jürgen has built, let him take the reins and see where he takes us, he will want to manage RM one day for sure, Carlo won’t be there for too much longer, and for me there are one or two ahead of Xabi for that job for now,
I’ve racked my brains and I just don’t come up with anyone else more suited I really really don’t !!