Jordi Farre, a candidate for the upcoming Barcelona presidential election, said he has held talks with Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, over becoming their new manager.
Both manager Quique Setien and technical director Eric Abidal were sacked this month by President Josep Maria Bartomeu after the Catalan club’s disastrous loss to Bayern Munich in the Quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.
Bartomeu’s term will come to an end next spring and Farre is amongst those vying to replace him.
The candidate said despite the appointment of Ronald Koeman last week, he believes Klopp is the perfect fit for Barcelona
“If Koeman works and does well, he would be, of course,” Farre told Diario Sport.
Asked about Koeman’s appointment, Farre added: “It is an exceptional moment and Koeman is a good solution considering that he is a legend of Barcelona, a benchmark.
“Because of his character, I think that was what the club needed now. I wish him the best because the challenge is huge.”
But while Klopp is on Barcelona’s radar, he has already been clear that he plans to take a year away from football when his current Liverpool contract expires in 2024.