Klopp explains the one problem with being Liverpool manager
Jurgen Klopp has been talking about the one problem with his job as Liverpool manager.
Speaking in an interview with RTL, the German confirmed the lack of time off is an issue.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has claimed to have never had a year off like Pep Guardiola.
After his stunning exit from Barcelona back in 2012, the Spanish manager took a sabbatical from football
A brief glimpse into the coaching career of Klopp shows how hard he has worked since retiring as a player in 2001.
The 54-year-old was named Mainz boss almost immediately after retiring. He lasted seven years before Borussia Dortmund came calling in 2008.
A further seven years were spent with the North Rhine-Westphalia outfit before he moved to Liverpool. Klopp has been with the Reds since October 2015.
When talking about being a Liverpool manager, Klopp said: “What I do is unbelievable fun; I enjoy it very much. The only problem is that, in my job, you don’t have any time off, no chance to switch off. Do I really have to have this until old age?”
Liverpool need to replace Klopp adequately
Failure to appoint an adequate manager is probably why Liverpool went so long without a top-flight league title.
Liverpool need to ensure they replace Klopp well should he leave in the near future.
The consequences could be catastrophic for the club if they fail to do so, just ask Arsenal, who are currently struggling under Mikel Arteta.
One worry is the Reds stray from the path set out by Klopp. In that regard, the club will need to find someone who operates similarly to the German.
It would make the transition from the 54-year-old to any future manager far easier than the Gunners have made it look.