Robbir Fowler explains Klopps decision not to coach Manchester United
Few coaches have received so much genuine love and gratitude coming from fans as Jurgen Klopp has been getting in recent years from the Reds. And it’s his unique, beautiful, romantic approach to football that sets him apart from other coaches.
And it appears that it was Liverpool’s no less unique and inspiring approach to football as well that made Jurgen opt for the Reds back in October 2015.
In his recent column for Mirror.
Robbie Fowler revealed that the German turned down offers from Manchester United and allegedly Real Madrid because he felt that his perception of life and sport and Liverpool‘s marriage of spirit, greatness and nearly sacred status of football in its purity would be a match made in heaven.
“This weekend marks four years since Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first Liverpool game – and the difference now is frightening,” Fowler wrote. “I think the evolution of this current Reds team says so much about him as a manager.
“To have the faith, the belief and the understanding of the club to set a four-year plan – as he did – and deliver it shows his mettle. I am a big fan of Brendan Rodgers and, under him, I think Liverpool were potentially on the rise again, but Klopp has taken them to a totally different level.
“What I like about him, is that he BELIEVED he could.
“I did an interview with him a couple of years ago and he told me he turned down a couple of super-rich clubs after Dortmund – one of them was definitely Manchester United, the other probably Real Madrid – because he hated how they were focused solely on commercial influences.
He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the history and identity of the club and their fans.
“He also said he backed himself to make Anfield great again, even without the riches of the super-elite in world football – that he could do it another way. He’s not there yet, but he has certainly given Liverpool fans their belief back – and their pride too.
“Look, he’s a winner, no doubt, but he also wants to give the people something.
“In that interview, he spoke about a rival manager and the dull football his team played and said he could never do that. He said he would quit football rather than have to play like that. That joy I saw on his face says he wants to give the fans something to be proud of.”