Jurgen Klopp won the FIFA Best Men’s Coach award for 2019 this evening, and combined the win with announcing that he is taking part in the Common Goal initiative from now on.
Most people will have heard of the scheme, which puts money from footballer’s and manager’s wages to one side for charity, but Klopp urged those who wanted to learn more about to Google it.
The problem was, so many chose to do so that the website crashed because it couldn’t cope with the demand!
Jürgen Klopp used his acceptance speech to announce he’s joining the Common Goal movement. He tells anyone who doesn’t know about the charity to “google it”.
Within 5 minutes, so many people have visited the Common Goal website that it’s crashed. How’s that for raising awareness
— Josh (@KloppStyle) September 23, 2019
It certainly has raised awareness of the initiative, though Common Goal might want to get a better server! Joking aside, it shows just what a man Klopp is that he chose to shine the spotlight on the good cause rather than himself despite picking up a deserved individual accolade.
Alisson Becker has also won the goalkeeper award, while at the time of writing, Virgil van Dijk is waiting to see if he is the recipient of the main award, which he is battling Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for.