Harry Redknapp tells Jurgen Klopp to reject Liverpool for Sunderland
Harry Redknapp wants to see how Liverpool target Jurgen Klopp would do at a club like Sunderland
Harry Redknapp has urged Jurgen Klopp to reject Liverpool’s advances and to take charge of Sunderland.
The 48-year-old German coach has been heavily linked with the Reds role after Brendan Rodgers was sacked following a 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday.
Liverpool are expected to appoint Klopp as their new manager on Friday afternoon amid report that the charismatic coach will pen a three-year deal.
However, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp believes Klopp should seek a tougher challenge and take over the reins at rudderless Sunderland.
Redknapp told BreatheSport: “Klopp will go in there and probably finish fourth, they might finish fifth.
“Put him in at Sunderland now and see if he can do the job there. It would be a different story.”
In the same interview with the social media platform, Redknapp ruled himself out of the running for the Sunderland position after watching first-hand their performance at Bournemouth last month.
— Harry Redknapp (@Redknapp) October 6, 2015
Liverpool make the trip to Redknapp’s former club Tottenham in their next Premier League game at White Hart Lane on 17 October.
The Reds are in tenth place in the English top-flight after a 1-1 stalemate in the Merseyside derby.