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'Everything has to suit' - Jurgen Klopp's agent opens up on Bayern Munich's links with Liverpool boss

Jurgen Klopp being linked with Bayern Munich once again (Martin Rickett/PA)
Jurgen Klopp being linked with Bayern Munich once again (Martin Rickett/PA)
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is being linked with the imminent vacancy at Bayern Munich once again and his agent has given his views on a story that could gather momentum in the coming weeks.

With veteran tactician Jupp Heynckes set to step down as Bayern boss at the end of this season, Klopp is believed to be one of the prime targets for the Bavarian giants.

Klopp's strong relationship with Bayern president Uli Hoeness has fuelled rumours that he could be tempted to make a move to Bayern, with his agent Marc Kosicke offering these comments.

"He is under contract until 2022 and I don't think his work is finished (at Liverpool) yet," Kosicke told Sport1. "But you have to bear in mind many factors. When you move to England, you cannot underestimate the lack of a winter break. This reduces your lifetime."

Klopp's frustration with the hectic fixture list in English football appears to have been building in recent weeks and he has highlighted his his annoyance at games being moved by television companies in recent press conferences, yet there are no suggestions he would consider a move away from Liverpool this summer.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss would be a leading candidate for Bayern if he showed any interest in the position, with Kosicke refusing to rule out the prospect.

"Coaching one of the big clubs in Europe isn't something that is unattractive, but everything has to suit," he added.

"Yes, Bayern are looking for a coach in the summer, but Jurgen has a long contract. At the moment, Jurgen isn't thinking about coaching another club than the Reds.

"No coach in the world is bigger than any club. Generally, the club is always bigger. Jurgen isn't too big for Bayern Munich and Bayern Munich isn't too big for him. He definitely could do a very good job there.

"Bayern and Klopp would be a good fit, but it isn't something that is an option at the moment."

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