Arsenal legend Martin Keown has been speaking about the current crop of managers in the Premier League.
This season’s managerial line-up is widely considered to be the best the league has ever seen – with Klopp, Guardiola, Pochettino, Conte, Mourinho, Wenger, and Koeman forming a fearsome seven-some of immense talent.
But the former England international was specifically asked about three of that seven – our boss Jurgen Klopp, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, City’s head honcho, Pep Guardiola.
When quizzed about which of the three he would most like to work under, Keown was emphatic in his answer:
“Klopp. I like that madness of his personality! There’s an energy about him and he seems to connect with his players,” he said.
“Just this morning, (Liverpool striker) Divock Origi has said he knows the manager believes in him, even though he’s been restricted to just five substitute appearances in the Premier League.
“Klopp makes the whole group feel important. If someone shows that belief in you then sometimes that’s all it takes.” (Mail)
Although, as a former Arsenal man – he was never going to say Pochettino, was he?!
And, frankly, Guardiola might be talented, but he strikes us as cold blooded. He’s not quite at Mourinho’s levels of divisiveness, but there is a clear trail of frustrated players at the clubs he has previously managed… just ask Zlatan!