Friend: Klopp preferred Man Utd

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12 October at 13:45
Jurgen Klopp used to dream of managing of Manchester United before an opportunity at Liverpool presented itself, claims Eckhard Krautzun. The German tactician arrived at Anfield in October 2015, with his appointment widely heralded following a successful spell at Borussia Dortmund.

It has, however, been revealed by Krautzun – Klopp’s predecessor in a previous post at Mainz – that the 50-year-old once harbored ambitions of taking the reins at Old Trafford, rather than Anfield.

He told TheSetPieces on the Premier League aspirations of a man considered to be one of the finest bosses in the business: “It would be his dream to go to England one day and his favorite club would be [Manchester] United. That’s what he said.” Krautzun also admits to having discussed the subject with Sir Alex Ferguson following the legendary Scot’s decision to step out of the United dugout and into a directorial role. He added: “I said, ‘Jurgen Klopp, if he goes abroad, if he goes to England, his love would be Manchester United’.”

Ferguson was said to be an admirer of Klopp’s work at Dortmund, but he ultimately ended up at United’s arch-rivals as an opportunity on Merseyside presented itself before one in Manchester.
Matthew Klimberg

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