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Jurgen Klopp confirms he turned down Man Utd

Jurgen Klopp confirms he turned down Man Utd

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained why he turned down the chance to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager. The German replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool […]The post Jurgen Klopp confirms he turned down Man Utd appeared first on Squawka News.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained why he turned down the chance to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager.
The German replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool in October 2015, fours months after stepping down from his role at Borussia Dortmund.
Former Mainz manager Eckhard Krautzun last year claimed Klopp, who replaced him at Bundesliga club, had dreamed of managing United.
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And now, Klopp admits he turned down the chance to manage the Red Devils after they sacked Moyes in the summer of 2014, opting to stay with Dortmund.
“Yes, there was interest – Manchester United, yes, they were interested a year or a year and a half before, but it didn’t feel right,” he told Sky Sports. “I couldn’t say Man United is not my club, it didn’t feel right.”
Klopp endured a poor final season at Dortmund, finishing seventh in the Bundesliga, and left the club planning to take a sabbatical from football. But the lure of managing Liverpool cut the break short.
“Yes, I’m a football romantic,” he added.
“I’m confident but not as confident as other managers, thinking this club will call, that club will call.
“A lot of clubs called and I said ‘No, no chance, I need to make a break now’. Even my wife knew, if Liverpool is calling, I go.
“When Liverpool called, I had no chance. It was actually too early for my plans. I said, ‘Wow, come on!’
“But then coming here and feeling the spirit immediately, it was just, for me, a match in heaven.”
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