Jurgen Klopp was coy when asked during today’s pre-Swansea press-conference for his thoughts on the Telegraph’s investigation into manager corruption.
Over the past few days Sam Allardyce has been sacked as England manager for being filmed discussing potential methods of cheating third party ownership rules, as well as a considering a £400k offer to make a speech in the Far East, when he’s already paid £3m-per-year.
Barnsley assistant Tommy Wright has been sacked for discussing a bribe, while Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is under investigation for a filmed conversation over a restaurant table regarding a sum of money he could receive.
But our manager, thankfully, has said he’s never experienced this kind of offer and frankly doesn’t understand the situation.
“Everybody has been talking about them… the last few days,” Klopp told an Echo journalist.
“Actually it’s a problem for me to speak about because I don’t understand. I have nothing to say. I have no experience of it. It’s not a positive thing. So I have nothing to say.”
In the coming weeks, we expect plenty more managers and assistants to come under suspicion following the Telegraph’s sting operation. Their investigative journalism has already cost two figures their jobs, but we’d be surprised if more were not fired when further footage is released.
Thankfully, we know Klopp is as honest as the day is long.