Klopp: Why I will take one-year break upon Liverpool exit

Date published: Thursday 19th April 2018 8:58

Jurgen Klopp will take a one-year break from football management after leaving Liverpool.

Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015, ending a self-imposed five-month sabbatical after leaving Borussia Dortmund the previous summer.

The German signed a three-year contract at Anfield, with those deals extended until 2022 at the end of his first season.

That would take Klopp to seven years in charge on Merseyside – the same amount of time he spent at both Mainz and Dortmund – and the German admits it is a “very intense” lifestyle.

As a result, he plans on taking a one-year break from management when he does eventually leave.

“It’s possible that I will end my career a lot earlier than coaches usually do,” Klopp told Sky in Germany. “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.”

Let’s hope to see plenty of naked training sessions before then.


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