Jurgen Klopp: ‘Premier League will get world’s best if Pep Guardiola joins City’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the Premier League will have the “best coach in the world” in its division if Pep Guardiola joins Manchester City.

The former Barcelona boss has been heavily linked with City for some time, but rumours were fuelled even further when Guardiola announced earlier this month that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Chelsea and Manchester United have also been linked with the 44-year-old, but widespread reports have claimed that the Spaniard is likely to replace Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.

Klopp, who spent seven years coaching Borussia Dortmund before moving to Liverpool in October, believes that Guardiola is the best of the best in coaching circles.

“If this rumour is as well-tuned as all the other transfer rumours in England then Pep will go somewhere else completely,” Klopp told Bild.

“But if it really happens, then in comes perhaps the best coach in the world. That would make it that bit harder for all the other teams in the Premier League.”

Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will replace Guardiola at the Allianz Arena ahead of the 2016-17 season.

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