Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has claimed that he could look at retiring from football management within the subsequent 3 years.
The 52-year-old picked up Sport Bild’s Manager of the Year award and produced a speech throughout the ceremony in Hamburg via a video contact, exactly where he spoke about his current achievement in the Champions League six years on from his defeat in the final against Bayern Munich.
Klopp also touched on what the future may hold for him, with the Liverpool boss surprisingly claiming that he may look at his retirement in the subsequent handful of years.
“I hope to continue like this, but in two, 3 years I do not know what may possibly come about,” Klopp revealed at Sport Bild’s award ceremony. “Perhaps I’ll retire! It does not necessarily imply it will come about, even so, but if that had been the case, you wouldn’t be shocked.”
Klopp’s existing contract at Liverpool runs till 2022, which would place him in charge at Anfield for a total of six years – the very same quantity of time he spent at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund respectively.
He also provided a short insight into the summer season transfer saga surrounding his former player Philippe Coutinho, who just after bucket loads of speculation ultimately joined Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a season-lengthy loan.
“He’s a super player and a super boy,” he added. “We had been reluctant to hand him more than at the time, but Barcelona forced us with funds, so to speak.
“It sounds weird, but we could not afford [to re-sign Coutinho]. He is a player who can transform games for the optimistic. It really is not that good for Dortmund, but it really is a wonderful transfer for Bayern and the Bundesliga.”