Given the success has Jurgen Klopp has brought to the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool during his managerial career so far, it’s fair to presume that a number of sleeping giants may be regretting overlooking the German.
Hamburg, it would appear, are certainly one such outfit, with the Bundesliga club reportedly deciding to avoid approaching the 54-year-old due to him wearing ripped jeans, smoking, his ‘gruff appearance’, his perceived poor media handling and a supposed lack of proper timekeeping.
Several league titles later (not to mention a Champions League trophy in Merseyside), it would seem that an error of seismic proportions was made.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of JOE:
Hamburg once rejected Jurgen Klopp because he wore ripped jeans.
In the seasons that have followed, it looks like the worst decision a football club has made in absolutely ages 💀 pic.twitter.com/d6p9ic8otM
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) December 25, 2021