Jurgen Klopp might retire as early as 2024

17.8.2020.  
Jurgen Klopp might retire as early as 2024

Yes, as early as 2024 does sound wrong to all of us who still wrongly think the 1990s were just a decade ago, but that date is much closer than it seems. Especially in football terms. But it's true, Jurgen Klopp might retire in just four seasons' time as the charismatic German said so himself.


The man who lifted the unnamed curse off of Liverpool and led the club to their first-ever Premier League title has a contract with the club that ends in 2024. He has been adamant that he is not going to extend it and will leave the club for new challenges afterwards. But not immediately.


"I'll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football. If I say no, then that will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp," said the 53-year-old.


Having so far led Mainz 05 for seven years, Borussia Dortmund for seven years, and possibly Liverpool for nine in 2024, there is something the energetic man won't miss about the game.


"If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not miss: the brutal tension immediately before the game."


While his long-term plans might seem peculiar even for the eccentric character Klopp is, it makes sense when considering his belief that a language is a major part of the way he coaches. As he speaks just German and English, there aren't many options that could entertain him.


Although there is the possibility of international football and possibly these two nations. As Klopp is now hoping for an all-German Champions League final and has generally been a great representative of the German football, it wouldn't be odd to see him replace Jurgen Low.


But now, he has other plans, making LFC into serial winners after the CL and PL triumphs.


"The whole club is hot for the new season, we want to be even better. We want to chase the opponents and the ball over the entire field, continue to be a super unpleasant team that is not fun to play. We're not defending any titles, we want to get new ones, we've only just started winning," said Klopp.



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