Jurgen Klopp admits he could have gone to Bayern Munich on multiple occasions. The German stuck with Liverpool, however.
Jurgen Klopp is quite unquestionably one of the world’s best managers right now. He’s delivering staggering results at Liverpool, all while lacking the kind of financial power that his rivals boast.
He’s got the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup trophies in his bag already. Klopp could conceivably deliver three more before this month is out, too – the FA Cup final is tomorrow, for one.
Liverpool can count themselves fortunate, then, for managing to get ahold of one of the world’s premier managers. They can count themselves even more fortunate that he’s decided to remain with them for this long. Klopp has certainly had chances to leave.
“Which club should I go to to have a different situation? Tell me,” said Klopp, per the Telegraph. “The only thing I could do is ask Pep [Guardiola] if he is sick of all that winning and I take over at [Manchester] City. Is that the idea? That wouldn’t work, I don’t want to do it.
“I could have gone to Bayern a few times. I could have won more titles in my life, pretty sure I would say – a good chance at least. I didn’t do it. I had a contract here and I never did it. The world is not full of winners. The world is full of triers, hopefully. I try and sometimes I win together with some other people. I am happy with that.”
Jurgen Klopp could have gone to Bayern
Liverpool somehow found one of the remarkably few German men who didn’t want to work for Bayern. It feels like a modern-day miracle that Klopp remains at the Reds, given that one particular club would love to have him so much.
But as the boss explained, he’s not the type to chase glory for the sake of glory. He wants the ‘trying’ part where he can build a team or a club to the top level. Liverpool have certainly given him that.
And it’s why Liverpool have held onto him, too. Bayern won’t have been the only club trying to pull him away from Anfield, after all. Everyone would love to have him – we’re just fortunate no one else can.