The German made his future plans extremely clear
Ever since it was revealed that Joachim Low would be stepping down from the Germany coach’s job come the end of the impending Euro 2020, speculations have been rife about his replacement. And one name who has been persistently doing the rounds is that of Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.
Also with Liverpool persistently nosediving in form, many touted that Klopp would be enticed towards the Germany job. However, the Liverpool manager was quick to clobber down on all such rumours as he quashed the links recently.
Klopp Spurns Talks Of Germany Role
The Liverpool bigwig also went onto reveal his plans after departing Liverpool. Klopp who is currently at the club till 2025 divulged that he wouldn’t be back in the world of football for atleast a year.
“I’m sorry that we can’t keep it simmering a little longer,” joked Klopp about the rumours that seemingly won’t go away. “The important thing is, I didn’t say that I didn’t want to become a national coach, but that I cannot. That’s a huge difference.”
“This is my sixth year at Liverpool, and I’ve built an incredible relationship here with people I work with on a daily basis. We rely on each other. Right now, in such a difficult phase, to say from my side: I’ll be gone then? That will not do.”
“And there is no way to say: ‘Oh, national coach, that would be an interesting job.’ That would be a great honour without question, but the timing is not right. I can’t. I am very sorry if I’ve let people down with it, but I can’t just step out of my responsibilities.”
“When Liverpool ends, there will definitely be a year off. Nobody needs to call. Not after four months and not after six either. No matter who tries it: it’s a year shift.”
Klopp’s Liverpool are currently on a six match losing spree at Anfield in the Premier League. However, the side has managed to get its house in order with two wins on the bounce off late.