Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola go head-to-head in vote among Bundesliga players

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are both regarded as the finest managers of this current generation – and Bundesliga players have had their say on who they believe is better.

German magazine Kicker quizzed 250 Bundesliga players on a range of questions including who they reckon is the best current coach in European football.

It’s perhaps no surprise that Liverpool’s Klopp and Manchester City’s Guardiola were the top two most voted managers by players currently plying their trade in the top-flight of German football.

Both Klopp and Guardiola, who enjoyed spells in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively, have enhanced their reputations after impressive seasons.



Jurgen Klopp (left) and Pep Guardiola

Liverpool’s much-loved German manager led the Anfield outfit to their sixth European crown this month after they overcame Tottenham in the Champions League final.

Klopp’s squad narrowly missed out on a Premier League triumph, fighting Manchester City to the very end but they ultimately finished narrowly behind their rivals on a record 97 points.

Indeed it was Guardiola who came out on top in the title race, and the Spaniard enjoyed a memorable treble-winning season after also leading City to League Cup and FA Cup tirumphs.

But Klopp will take some confidence from the fact that Bundesliga players rate him higher than his Premier League counterpart.



Klopp guided Liverpool to a memorable Champions League triumph

The Liverpool manager scooped 66 per cent of the vote, while former Barcelona boss Pep only netted 18.4 per cent.

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag were also namechecked in the vote, but managed just 3.2 and 3.6 per cent respectively while 6.8 per cent of the votes went to any other manager.

In other questions of the vote, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi notched a staggering 68.8 per cent of the vote to be named the best player in the world – Cristiano Ronaldo managed just 12.4 per cent.

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