A solid combination of tacitical nous, sound judgement, and inspirational leadership has further proved the German to be one of the best managers in the game.
It’s a sentiment shared by FSG, and Liverpool’s chairman, Tom Werner.
“You look at the leadership of Jurgen Klopp,” Werner proposed. “I try to study it myself because I think he would be a world class CEO for any company in the world.
“He certainly has matched our expectations. We hear around the globe that he could be one of the great managers not just in Liverpool’s fine history but ever.
“I do think he is just a terrific person, kind, humble, great sense of humour, devoted to his players, one of the more extraordinary characters I’ve ever met in my life.”
To be a Chief Executive Officer you need entrepreneurial ideas, to be able to take charge with confidence, to leave no stone unturned in the operations of the organisation; a CEO is someone willing to take risks for the benefit of everyone, to be fearless in decision-making, and to lay out a clear visionary direction.
A successful CEO is someone who creates a culture of interaction, who earns the trust of those they lead – who in turn have confidence in them – and is someone who sets high expectations without destroying the morale of those who fail to meet them.
The CEO stays motivated, with their finger on the pulse of the latest movements, but also someone who is able to use their own upward trajectory to draw on years of experience.
To be successful in the role, one has to keep innovating, keep improving, and above all demonstrate exactly why the top role is being held.
Now, replace Chief Exective Officer with manager, then replace it with Klopp, and then try to argue that the German would not make a world-class CEO.
Jürgen combines all of these traits and qualities, but with the crucial, human ingredient. Not only is he unbelievably successful as a manager, he has achieved dizzying heights while remaining an affable, highly likeable personality in the game.
It’s perhaps that fact that sets him aside from other managers as the king of the hill.