Jurgen Klopp Gives REASONS For announcing To QUIT His Role As Liverpool's Manager At The End Of the Season.

Jurgen Klopp has announced he is leaving Liverpool at the end of the 2023/2024 season.

Klopp made his move to the Premier League in October 2015 when he was appointed the Reds’ manager in October 2015, succeeding former boss Brendan Rodgers and now the current longest-serving Premier League manager.

The German tactician had built his reputation at Borussia Dortmund, winning the Bundesliga title back-to-back in 2011 and 2012, and he took them to the 2013 Champions League final, where they lost to Bayern Munich at Wembley.

Since taking over the reins at Anfield, he became became the only Liverpool manager to win six different major trophies which includes the Premier League in 2020, a first top-flight title in 30 years, and the Champions League trophy in Madrid the year before, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup triumphs.

Liverpool won a domestic cup double in the 2021-22 season, and narrowly missed out on a quadruple as they were pipped by Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League season and lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris.

Klopp had signed a two-year extension to his contract at Anfield in April 2022, which was scheduled to keep him at the club until 2026.

The 56-year-old has now informed the club's ownership of his decision to stand down, as he his reportedly "running out of energy" with the Reds now forced to look for a replacement.

He made the stunning announcement on Friday morning in an emotional video released by the club media LFCTV.

He later told a press conference: "I've been doing this for 24 years. You invest everything you have. I did that and it was never a problem.

"I realised that my resources are not endless. I preferred to give absolutely everything to this season and then have a break or to stop. We are no young rabbits any more and we don't jump as high as we did.

"This club, especially with the team we have and all the super things we have, needs on top of that a manager in his top game and top level. I cannot be that any more. I wish this club for the future the very, very best.

"I still think it's the right thing to do," he added. I don't take these things lightly. I'm convinced it's right. I have no regrets but a lot of special memories.

"I can understand that it's a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it - or at least try to explain it.

"I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take."

On his message to Liverpool's supporters Klopp said;

"The message to supporters: I really would like you to accept the decision. That would be nice. And then if I can ask for one more thing, after telling you don't sing my song too early, after telling you be loud in the stadium, stuff like this, if I could ask you for one more thing it would be: don't make these games about me, because there's no need. The only thing I always wanted was the full support for the team, it's not for me.

"Let's now really go for it. The outside world want to use this decision, laugh about it, want to disturb us. We are Liverpool, we went through harder things together. And you went through harder things before me. Let's make a strength of it. That would be really cool. Let's squeeze everything out of this season and have another thing to smile about when we look back in the future. Thank you."

Klopp has also ruled out coaching another team in England.

"If you ask me, 'Will you ever work as a manager again?' I would say now no," he added. "But I don't know obviously how that will feel because I never had the situation. What I know definitely - I will never, ever manage a different club in England than Liverpool."

Klopp has taken in over 460 games as Liverpool boss and boasts a win ratio of 60.7 per cent. He is assured of a standing alongside the likes of Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley when it comes to managerial greats at Anfield.

His backroom team of Pepijn Lijnders, Peter Krawietz and Vitor Matos are all also set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

Former Liverpool midfielder and current Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso has been installed as the early frontrunner to replace Klopp.

Liverpool currently lead the Premier League table, and reached the Carabao Cup final in midweek, while they are still in the Europa League and the FA Cup.


No comments

Powered by Blogger.