Jurgen Klopp Suggests That He Could Retire After His Contract at Liverpool Expires in 2022
Jurgen Klopp’s current contract at Liverpool runs until 2022, and after managerial positions at Bundeslliga outfits Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in recent years, the charismatic German boss has implied that his present responsibilities at Anfield could be his last in the game.
The 49-year-old, speaking to Sport1 on Monday, revealed his desire to stick to his project at the Merseysiders for as long as possible, insisting that he is not fond of the notion of potentially becoming a serial ‘club hopper.’
Klopp, who took over at the helm in 2015 following Brendan Rodgers’ departure, began by claiming: “I will not have been in charge of 10 different clubs once my managerial career is over,
“There is a not insignificant chance I will have coached three clubs. I would say it is very unlikely I will become a club-hopper all of a sudden.
“On the contrary, it is always quite easy for me to fully commit to what I am doing because they are often long-term projects.”
During Klopp’s first season in charge – with a squad which was essentially regarded as Rodgers’s – he failed to steer his new employers towards silverware, missing out on the chance to lift the EFL Cup and the Europa League despite his club reaching the two finals respectively.
However the exuberant manager remained highly optimistic of his fundamental goals as Liverpool’s boss, and wants to end his tenure with the Reds with a collection of competition accolades under his belt:
“If I fulfil my contract with Liverpool, then there is a good chance I will have won something here,” Klopp added.
“I could be in an uncomfortable situation if we do not win anything. People expect Liverpool to win trophies.”
Klopp saw Dortmund to two domestic titles in Germany prior to his move to Liverpool, and is undoubtedly a proven fighter and winner.