Klopp will replace Guardiola at Bayern – Elber

The coach has left Borussia Dortmund and signalled his intent to take some time off, but has been tipped to join his former club’s arch-rivals

Giovane Elber believes Jurgen Klopp will replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich next summer after leaving Borussia Dortmund.

The coach ended his seven-year stay at Signal Iduna Park after overseeing a disappointing season at the club, which culminated in a seventh-placed finish in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund were also beaten in the DFB-Pokal final by Wolfsburg, which denied Klopp a fairytale ending to his time with BVB.

He has since revealed he will take a year off from the game, having been linked with multiple European clubs, but former Bayern striker Elber is convinced he will end up at the Allianz Arena.

“I think that Pep is gone after this season,” he told Audi Star Talk. “If you have Jurgen Klopp available, what more do you want? I think Klopp takes a year off and then comes to us.

“He is a good coach and a perfect human.”

Klopp won the Bundesliga twice in 2011 and 2012 and reached the Champions League final in 2013, only to be beaten by Bayern.

His side’s progress was also halted by the loss of two key players – Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski – both of whom decided to join the Bavarians.

Former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel has since been installed as Klopp’s replacement at Dortmund.