Outgoing Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his decision of taking a one-year break from management to recharge his batteries.
Klopp has been linked with the Liverpool job to replace the under-pressure manager Brendan Rodgers. As it turns out, Rodgers has nothing to worry when it comes to Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp announced his decision to take a break from management earlier today stating that his 7 years in management have been very emotional and he needs a break.
Klopp said: “seven intense and emotional years” at Borussia Dortmund.
Klopp held talks with his agent Marc Kosicke on Monday and reached this conclusion.
In a statement given to Germany’s SID agency, Klopp said: “After seven intense and emotional years,
I think it’s a good idea to let the numerous memories settle in before I take on a new challenge with my coaching team, refreshed and fully motivated,”
“I’m going to take a break until further notice.”
Liverpool were relying on Klopp to be the face of change at Anfield and was seen as the key figure in pursuing Raheem Sterling to extend his contract with the club.
However, this news has come as a major disappointment to the reds and the FSG owners now have to decide if they want to trust Brendan Rodgers for another season or they want to bring some other high-profile manager next season.