- Jul 31, 2009
As Pearce said in his piece in the Echo, Krawietz's talents are on the analytics side, whereas Buvac was heavily involved in preparing the team to play our counterpress style, designing the training drills etc, so that's the kind of gap we're looking to fill. Lijnders is obviously very familiar with not just the club but our style of play (as he was the bridge between the academy and first team), whereas Xabi, even if an undiscovered coaching genius, would be coming in blind.Krawietz as second in command, and Xabi in as 3rd? Wouldn't need too much coaching experience in that role other than learning. Besides Klopp is always happy with the people around him, not that he would berate anyone. I am just not a big fan after speaking with some of the people that follows NEC (home town club) and @Dutch in here with regards to his attitude when he was in NEC. None of my staff was too impressed with how he carry himself and described to me the way he speaks about football, which I akin to Rodgers.
That's me, personal view of that fella.
It may not be Lijnders, but I think we'll be looking to appoint someone with experience, and possibly even someone Klopp has worked with in the past.