Liverpool have had some great managers down the years with varying degrees of success. The godfather of them all is Bill Shankly and many argue that his second coming is Jürgen Klopp. When the German gaffer took over at Anfield the club was directionless and trying to reestablish itself as a European power. Fast forward to 2020 and the boss has achieved just that. We must prepare ourselves for the future though. Speaking to Sportbuzzer in Germany Jürgen Klopp has admitted he may retire when his contract expires in 2024.
Since the 1990s Liverpool had been on a steady decline. The club had done away with the famous and successful boot room – the academy for Liverpool managers – and were paying the price for such blasphemy.
By the early 2010s the club was sliding into mid-table obscurity, the low point in the side’s history being flirting with relegation under Roy Hodgson.
Eventually Jürgen Klopp was installed as boss and nothing was the same again. The German transformed the club top to bottom and led his side to a Champions League trophy and a first league title in 30 years.
Klopp may retire
Last December Kopites were rejoicing after the boss signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2024.
Before he signed his extension the German’s deal expired in 2022. The new deal was thought to be in an effort to convince new signings that they would be playing for Klopp for the foreseeable.
This deal may be his last. When asked by Sportbuzzer what his plans are for when his contract expires in 2024 the boss replied:
“I’ll take a year off and then ask myself if I miss football, If I don’t then that is the end of that for Jürgen Klopp as a coach.”
What RTK has to say
It is hard to imagine another man in the dugout. It is hard to imagine getting behind another manager to the extent we have with the self titled normal one.
What do we do if Jürgen Klopp decides to retire?
We can’t begrudge him his retirement – the boss has given us everything, he turned doubters into believers. He changed our lives.
Although this date is years away the threat of his departure is lingering, like the greatest party you’ve been to beginning to wind down.
Fingers crossed he takes his year out and decides he misses Anfield. If he does retire then we can only pray he anoints Pep Lijnders or Julian Nagelsmann.