Normally when you are offered a job of the coach of your national team, pride erupts and a sense of patriotism takes over and you would trade anything for it.
They’ll have the opportunity to lead the country’s team in some of the most prestigious competitions like the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro. These competitions are followed by the entire world, even by those who aren’t ardent football followers. And most importantly, a World Cup-winning coach is often considered a national hero (winning FIFA World Cup is even more significant than winning Champions League). So, it’ll be no surprise if Jürgen Klopp swaps Liverpool for Germany (sounds hazardous for Liverpool fans).
Liverpool fans could face an uphill battle to keep Jurgen Klopp as German national team eye him as Joachim Low’s replacement. Low’s contract expires in 2022 and is highly unlikely that his contract will be extended further, and it currently looks like Klopp will be taking on the preparation for the European Championship on home soil in 2024.
Low was highly criticized for Germany’s dismal performances in FIFA World Cup group stage and is Die Mannschaft’s earliest exit from the tournament in 80 years. Klopp would find it hard to turn the job down if it was offered to him in future and this is a real cause of concern for the Reds. Klopp is arguably the best coach in the football world and has transformed Liverpool into arguably the most formidable club side in world football, winning last season’s Champions League and putting the Reds on the brink of clinching their first-ever Premier League title (deserving and desperate).
He stated in his first press conference after being announced as Liverpool manager that he would steer the Reds to lift silverware within 4 years of his joining (a big silverware). He was, of course, right – and with a few months to spare, and is on course to win another. This commitment and dedication leave him where he is now. He’s not known for his tactics, training regimen or ability to pay his players’ massive salaries.
He is “the Normal One” (the special one) because of the connection he establishes with players on an emotional level and undoubtedly, his incredible German sense of humour. He is known for his infectious smile, uproarious laughter and general glee around the pitch. This infection spreads across the entire dressing room (Or wherever they have their group discussions) and the players play with the freedom of knowing their manager loves them and will give them giant bear hugs whether or not they perform well (Not now, but probably after the coronavirus situation dies down).
Part team-bonding, part fact-finding mission allows Klopp to extend his management sphere in a relaxed environment. Klopp has an excellent rapport even with his fans who have been singing the praises of the German manager even during difficult times. They are deeply attached to the coach and it seems like an unbreakable bond between Klopp and the loyal fans at Anfield. It would really be hard to part ways with Klopp, but if this becomes inevitable, the Reds will have to look out for options to fill the huge void to be left by the German.
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