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Bayern Munich chief hints club are looking at Jurgen Klopp as next boss

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has refused to rule out a move for Jurgen Klopp amid the German’s opposition to the Super League.

The Liverpool boss was quizzed on his team’s involvement in the breakaway competition on Monday night.

Klopp has previously been vocal in stating he disagrees with the Super League amid suggestions he could resign – an idea he was quick to dismiss.

But the timing comes at a time where Bayern could be on the look out for their next manager.

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Hansi Flick, who guided the Bavarians to the treble last season, has asked for his contract to be terminated as he eyes the Germany hotseat.

Jurgen Klopp has said he opposes a Super League
Jurgen Klopp has said he opposes a Super League

Bayern has “disapproved” and will continue talks, but there is an expectation that he will leave meaning his job will need to be filled.

Rummenigge insists they have made no decision on any successor, but was aware of Klopp’s issues with Liverpool’s position on a Super League.

He told Corriere della Sera : “We haven’t decided on the coach yet, first we win the championship and then we decide what to do.

“Of course he [Klopp] spoke heavily against his company.”

Klopp has long been touted as a future Bayern boss given his success at Liverpool and before that Borussia Dortmund.

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge may have to replace Hansi Flick this summer
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge may have to replace Hansi Flick this summer

The 53-year-old led Dortmund to successive titles in 2011 and 2012 and they remain the last team other than Bayern to win the Bundesliga.

Both German teams have spoken out against the breakaway Super League.

Rummenigge said: “FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation.

“FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football.

“The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition.”

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