Football By Joe Crilly

Jurgen Klip-Klopping Off To City: Surge Of Bets On BVB Boss Moving To Etihad

Over half of all bets that William Hill have taken on Jurgen Klopp’s next destination have been for Manchester City for whom he is a 5/4 shot (from 6/4) to join next once he leaves Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

Real Madrid are the 4/1 second favourites to sign Klopp with PSG the 5/1 third favourites after their defeat against Barcelona all but ended their European dreams and placed Laurent Blanc’s position on the line.

“Pellegrini’s time at Manchester City is seemingly coming to an end and Klopp is now the red hot favourite in the betting and with our punters. It looks like a race between him, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez for the job at the Etihad,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jurgen Klopp’s next permanent managerial position: 5/4 Manchester City; 4/1 Real Madrid; 5/1 PSG; 9/1 Arsenal; 10/1 Napoli; 12/1 Barcelona; 12/1 Juventus; 16/1 Liverpool; 16/1 Manchester United; 20/1 Bayern Munich; 20/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Atletico; 33/1 AC Milan; 33/1 Tottenham

Next permanent Manchester City manager: 5/4 Jurgen Klopp; 9/4 Carlo Ancelotti; 4/1 Rafa Benitez; 9/1 Patrick Vieira; 12/1 Pep Guardiola; 14/1 Brendan Rodgers; 14/1 Diego Simeone; 14/1 Ronald Koeman; 16/1 Antonio Conte; 33/1 BAR