Jurgen Klopp admits he could retire after his stint with Liverpool.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp divulged that he could retire following his contract expiry with the Reds. The reigning European Champions have tied their manager down to a contract until 2023 and the German could call it quits after a spell with Merseyside team.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager was named as SportBild manager of the season for his exceptional work with Liverpool last season. He mustered 97 points and lifted the Champions League – proving to be a fruitful year.
The 52-year-old has more than three years left on his contract and would be willing to extend his contract, but the club would not stand in his way if he wishes to take a break.
Jurgen Klopp was appointed as Liverpool manager in October 2015, following the sack of Brendan Rodgers. It has been a successful spell, who carried his side to four finals and clinching one of them. Albeit missing out on the title by a point, Liverpool will charge for the title once again this season.
He said: “I hope to continue like this, but within two, three years I don’t know what may happen. Maybe I’ll retire. That doesn’t mean it’ll happen, but if it does, don’t be surprised.”
The former Mainz manager was on a sabbatical after quitting Borussia Dortmund in 2015, but a move to Liverpool was too hard to resist for the German.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo in April 2018, Klopp signalled his intention to spend time away from the game and his recent comments echoes what he said last year.
“It’s possible that I will end my career a lot earlier than coaches usually do. It’s very intense. I don’t want to die on the coaching bench. After Liverpool I will for sure do a one-year break. That’s a clear agreement with my family.”
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Jurgen Klopp on his future: “I hope to continue like this, but within two, three years. I don’t know what may happen. Maybe I’ll retire. That doesn’t mean it’ll happen, but if it does, don’t be surprised.” pic.twitter.com/nDtdB9zFZE
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 20, 2019
“I hope to continue like this, but within two, three years. I don’t know what may happen. Maybe I’ll retire. That doesn’t mean it’ll happen, but if it does, don’t be surprised.” – Jurgen Klopp pic.twitter.com/BI2Vx9NV9g
— Your LFC (@YourLFC) August 20, 2019
New record for Jurgen Klopp. He has broken the record set by Kenny Dalglish by reaching 300 points in the least amount of games (146) as Liverpool manager.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 17, 2019
Fastest to 300 league points as Liverpool manager:
Jurgen Klopp – 146 games
Kenny Dalglish – 150
Rafa Benitez – 159
Bob Paisley – 161
Bill Shankly – 166
Gerard Houllier – 169 pic.twitter.com/pCR4nxcJwT
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) August 17, 2019
Klopp has another three years left on his contract, whether he remains at the club, retires, or moves to another club remains to be seen.