Jürgen Klopp’s future has been the subject of speculation for some time now, and now the Liverpool manager has shed light on his plans. In an interview with Matthias Hielscher, Klopp made it clear that he has a well-defined roadmap for the coming years. Currently, the German coach has a contract with the ‘red’ club until 2026, and assures that he intends to fulfill it before contemplating his retirement.
Klopp, known for his passionate and charismatic approach to team management, has also spoken in the past about his desire to take a sabbatical after leaving Liverpool. However, this time he added an important nuance: he left the door open to the possibility that the Anfield bench would be his last job as manager.
“I would like to travel a lot, not only when they push me in a wheelchair or when I walk with a cane. I can watch football from anywhere. That’s why I won’t do the job forever…”, Klopp said in the interview, evidencing his desire to enjoy life beyond football.
He is meditating his future
Just turned 56, Klopp seems to be reflecting on the balance between his coaching career and his personal life. He wants to take advantage of his free time to explore the world and live new experiences, without losing the passion for soccer that has been a constant in his life.
However, to make his wishes come true, Klopp will have to face new challenges at Liverpool. The previous season was not the best for the team, since they failed to qualify for the Champions League and they will have to play the Europa League in the next cycle. Improving the team’s performance will be key so that Klopp can leave the legacy that he would like before considering his retirement.