Former Liverpool manager tags Jurgen Klopp as an ‘actor’.
Gerard Pelusso who once managed Liverpool’s namesakes Liverpool FC Montevideo has described Klopp as an ‘actor’ rather than a top manager.
Since his takeover as a manager in 2015, Klopp has transformed the club both on and off the pitch.
He won the Premier League title and ended a 30-year wait last season.
Klopp also won both the Champions League and Club World Cup in his prior seasons with the Reds.
The ex-Dortmund coach is regarded as one of the top managers in the world but Gerard Pelusso lacks respect for Jurgen Klopp.
“Klopp is a good manager, but what happens is that he sells himself very well,” he told Info TNU.
“Liverpool’s success is not Klopp’s; Liverpool’s success is the success of those who put the squad together before he arrived.
“Because when Klopp was managing Dortmund, they offered him Sadio Mané, who was at Salzburg in Austria, and he said ‘no, that’s a black rapper, I don’t want him’.
“Then he goes to Liverpool and Sadio is a monster as a footballer and as a person and he won them all the championships.
“So Klopp is a good coach, but he’s an actor who sells himself very well… He really understood the key to the football business, Klopp is an actor.”
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