- Klopp turned down ‘historical English club’ before
- Reports confirm that was United
- Wasn’t happy with how they wanted to buy success
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Jurgen Klopp has made some interesting remarks about previous job offers before Liverpool gave him the job as our manager.
The boss was speaking at the Soccer Laduma conference in South Africa last night and told interviewers that he rejected a different English club because he wasn’t ‘comfortable with their understanding of football.’
Klopp: “Why Liverpool? I had an offer of another historical English club two years ago, but I ever felt comfortable with how they understood football. It didn’t feel right. When Liverpool called, I can’t explain it. It was right.” #SLMeetsKlopp #HBUFC
— Soccer Laduma (@Soccer_Laduma) November 8, 2017
This wouldn’t have been Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger’s job is never under threat. It wouldn’t have been Manchester City or Chelsea, who are not historical, and we’re sure from previous reports about the approach for him he’s referring to was from Manchester United.
Sky Sports confirm that Klopp turned them down in 2013, so although our boss says ‘two years’ we’re pretty sure this is who he means.
United do have a manager now who fits their ethos since Alex Ferguson left…
Jose Mourinho spends more money than anybody else in football (bar Manchester City) and plays a win at all costs, bore at all costs, style.
The games in which his teams have played Liverpool in the past few seasons have been enough to put anybody off football.
We know 100% that if Klopp secures real success and trophies for Liverpool, it’s going to mean so much more that he’s done it ‘properly’.