Sports journalist Lee Ryder caused a stir on social media yesterday after two of his articles were posted on the Chronicle website (within 3 hours) suggesting that Newcastle United should make a move for Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, who is leaving the German side at the end of this season.
Whilst no one can deny that Klopp would be a huge step in the right direction for the club, it seems like wishful thinking from the journalist, as there is nothing to suggest that Klopp would join a club like Newcastle or indeed Mike Ashley would splash the cash the secure such a high profile manager.
Klopp has suggested he would like to manage in the Premier League but surely Newcastle United would not be high on his list of prospective employers.
Lee Ryder did provide some reasons why the German would be a good candidate for the job such as his charisma and ability to shake up a club from academy level to the first team – but we all know that he would be a good appointment.
The thing he forget to mention was what Klopp would get out of a move to Tyneside.
As you can imagine, there were some funny comments made in response to Lee Ryder’s articles…
@lee_ryder Lee, sometimes that work lunchtime pint spirals into so much more. we've more chance of klippety klopp
— Damo's hitting every bowler to cover point. Again. (@dcb72) April 29, 2015
Lee Ryder can win over fans by never writing again. #nufc
— Newyorkmagpie (@newyorkmagpie) April 29, 2015
Lee Ryder has smoked all the crack.
— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) April 29, 2015
RYDER: COULD MESSI SIGNATURE ON TYNESIDE APPEASE THE BOYCOTTING MASSES
— Jack (@jackm1892) April 29, 2015