Jurgen Klopp reveals feelings on managing another English club after Liverpool exit

Jurgen Klopp has stressed he will never manage another club in England following his shock departure from Liverpool.

Klopp announced on Friday morning he will leave the Reds at the end of the 2023/24 season, citing tiredness as his main reason for his exit.

Speculation is already rife regarding which team he could manage next, but in an extensive sit-down interview with Liverpool’s channels, he made it clear he will not be returning to the Premier League with another club, while he did not rule out the prospect of retiring.

“I need to find a different purpose as well, I need to have a look for it. If you ask me, ‘Will you ever work as a manager again?’ I would say now no,” he said.

“But I don’t know obviously how that will feel because I never had the situation. What I know definitely – I will never, ever manage a different club in England than Liverpool, 100%. That’s not possible. My love for this club, my respect for the people is too big. I couldn’t. I couldn’t for a second think about it. There’s no chance.

“This is part of my life, we are part of the family, we feel home here. There’s no chance to do that. But all the rest, will I ever work again? Of course, I know myself, I cannot just sit around. I will find something else maybe to do.

“But I will not manage a club or a country at least for a year, that’s not possible, I cannot do that and I don’t want to. That’s all. It’s such a strange situation because I have to explain that I don’t have energy anymore, but now I’m sitting here and I have energy and I’m buzzing for everything that’s happening here.

“But because of the relationship we have, I have to think about this. Because nobody will sack me, I have to make this decision by myself. The responsibility I have for everything here tells me I’m not the right one for the future, so I have to tell. As much as wish I would be. And that’s what I do here. It’s completely strange.

“I’m looking forward to the Norwich game [on Sunday], I do, I’m really looking forward to the Norwich game, to play it, a home game. Then we play Chelsea at home. At one point the new stand will be completely full. So many wonderful things happened in the time since I’m here, it’s just amazing and I love all that but I will follow that, I will be part of it, I will support it, but not in the main chair anymore from a specific point on.”


Klopp also spoke about being given the Freedom of the City of Liverpool, adding: “It is an honour. We have enough time to talk about everything, there will be after the season, whenever you want me here. I have a contract until the end of June and we can talk about absolutely everything. For me, the situation is [that] today is an announcement day, if you want.

“We have to say what we have to say. All the rest will come, we will have time for it and these kind of things. That I not only feel home, that I am home here, is 100% clear. That I will love this club forever, will be grateful forever, is 100% clear. That getting the key of the city is one of the most special moments of my whole entire life, that I never expected something like this to happen, makes it even more special because I didn’t even know that you have something like that.

“When I got it, when I heard the speeches, when I saw the ceremony and all these kinds of things, it was so special, it was incredible. And made me an honorary Liverpudlian or Scouser, however you want to see it. But there are so many things and that’s not the moment to talk about the fantastic time we had, because this wonderful book we wrote together since we are here together, I would love to put a few more chapters into it. That’s what I want.

“I know there are kids out there when they run at my car after games and want to have signings and autographs and stuff like this – they never experienced a different manager since they are born. Only recently we met Dáire, our friend, I probably have to explain it to him as well, and I will, that’s no problem. I really will try to do all these things.”


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