Jürgen Klopp: The Bossest of Bosses

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From german Kicker magazin - talk with Bixente Lizarazu:

"I love this Liverpool style with power and duel strength," says the Frenchman in the new kicker special edition on the knockout phase of the Champions League, "the great squad, the excellent team spirit, the way they play - it's all what makes the Reds so strong. Lizarazu is particularly taken with Jürgen Klopp: "I love Klopp for what he does: his personality, his communication. He is interesting in every respect and does a great job. And - what's good for his team - he always looks relaxed."


Already in his successful Dortmund time he was successful with his coaching style, "but there he didn't have the player quality like now", says Lizarazu, "and he made these players even better". Other teams are more difficult to understand than the Premier League top team, but the successes at home and internationally speak for Liverpool.

Lizarazu describes it as follows: "I don't like coaches who change their line-up and tactics every game. It may be less predictable for the opponents, but it's also less predictable for your own team. I prefer Klopp's football. Everyone knows Klopp's style, he's very clear and - that's the funny thing - Liverpool win anyway."

The era of ball possession football, shaped by FC Barcelona under the direction of Pep Guardiola, is over, the Frenchman says: "The cycles in football are changing. Klopp's football has won against Guardiola. Today, to win, you have to play straight." That's the way France won the world champions in 2018.

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'Unfortunately I can't grant your request': Jurgen Klopp's hilarious 262-word reply to a 10-year-old Manchester United fan who wrote to the German boss... asking him to make Liverpool LOSE!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/f...ly-young-Manchester-United-fan-wrote-him.html

:LOL: :ROFLMAO:
Wow. Normally, I think those kind of letters would have gone straight to the bin before it reached the boss, any bosses (or whomever takes care of responding to fans' letter). But from the tone of the response, it definitely sounds like Klopp. (y) (y) (y)
 
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'Unfortunately I can't grant your request': Jurgen Klopp's hilarious 262-word reply to a 10-year-old Manchester United fan who wrote to the German boss... asking him to make Liverpool LOSE!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/f...ly-young-Manchester-United-fan-wrote-him.html

:LOL: :ROFLMAO:
Wow. Normally, I think those kind of letters would have gone straight to the bin before it reached the boss, any bosses (or whomever takes care of responding to fans' letter). But from the tone of the response, it definitely sounds like Klopp. (y) (y) (y)
Brilliant manager, wonderful man.
 

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'Unfortunately I can't grant your request': Jurgen Klopp's hilarious 262-word reply to a 10-year-old Manchester United fan who wrote to the German boss... asking him to make Liverpool LOSE!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/f...ly-young-Manchester-United-fan-wrote-him.html

:LOL: :ROFLMAO:
Wow. Normally, I think those kind of letters would have gone straight to the bin before it reached the boss, any bosses (or whomever takes care of responding to fans' letter). But from the tone of the response, it definitely sounds like Klopp. (y) (y) (y)
This is Klopp's answer in full, thought it was worth putting it in here:



This guy... (y)
 

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When Klopp was doing his German coaching badges in the close season two years after taking over as Mainz player-manager, he did a short internship at Arsenal. Nothing grand came of it directly, but the seed of friendship was sown, at least.
 

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In these coaching badges, do they take written exams as well or is it all practical exams? I always wondered what the coaching curriculum was?
 

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Well, I know nothing about the exams, but you have to sit in classrooms as well as work out on the practice pitches. It was a bit ridiculous for Jürgen at the time having to sit through the mandatory minimum curriculum, when he was already way ahead of anyone else there.
 

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Well, I know nothing about the exams, but you have to sit in classrooms as well as work out on the practice pitches. It was a bit ridiculous for Jürgen at the time having to sit through the mandatory minimum curriculum, when he was already way ahead of anyone else there.
Jimmy, I have no clue how these FIFA coaching courses work. I just can't imagine them going through a multiple choice exam let alone answer exam questions :LOL: :geek:
 

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I can't imagine Jürgen being a big swot tbh. but the others were probably copying his answers!
I bet Jųrgen is one of those brains, where he didn't study until the day before the exam and then he gets an A+ or 99% in his result. I had a few of them in my class, I was so envious.
 

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Imagine you're Jürgen K. in July 1990. You've just won the World Cup. In the Serie A you've now established yourself as a mainstay in a top team after leaving your hometown club VfB Stuttgart with no bitterness because they could reinvest the money wisely. They would soon win the Bundesliga in fact. You're pretty much the most recognisable German sportsman on the planet apart from Boris Becker. Would you have thought it remotely possible that thirty years later another Jürgen K. from Stuttgart would be five times more likely to be recognised around the globe? That's because he's brilliant at his job and you're not.
 

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Imagine you're Jürgen K. in July 1990. You've just won the World Cup. In the Serie A you've now established yourself as a mainstay in a top team after leaving your hometown club VfB Stuttgart with no bitterness because they could reinvest the money wisely. They would soon win the Bundesliga in fact. You're pretty much the most recognisable German sportsman on the planet apart from Boris Becker. Would you have thought it remotely possible that thirty years later another Jürgen K. from Stuttgart would be five times more likely to be recognised around the globe? That's because he's brilliant at his job and you're not.
Is this a riddle? Hope not because I am utterly useless at them.
 

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Imagine you're Jürgen K. in July 1990. You've just won the World Cup. In the Serie A you've now established yourself as a mainstay in a top team after leaving your hometown club VfB Stuttgart with no bitterness because they could reinvest the money wisely. They would soon win the Bundesliga in fact. You're pretty much the most recognisable German sportsman on the planet apart from Boris Becker. Would you have thought it remotely possible that thirty years later another Jürgen K. from Stuttgart would be five times more likely to be recognised around the globe? That's because he's brilliant at his job and you're not.
It's also worth remembering how much of a social impact Jurgen 1 had in the UK. The playful and self-deprecating way he dealt with the perception of him went down very well, and so he did a ton soften the perceptions British people had of Germans. He went from a figure of hate to someone who was generally liked and thought to be a good chap by the time he left Spurs. Even in that regard he has been left in Klopp's wake.