Man United match up will be a dream come true for Klopp
If Jurgen Klopp is spotted with a dreamy look on his face during Saturday’s game against Manchester United, it will have nothing to do with him reliving a great casino win or planning where he’s going for dinner. Instead, he will be thinking about what might have been, if only United had called on him instead of Jose Mourinho — at least that’s the story according to Klopp’s predecessor and coaching mentor at FSV Mainz, Eckhard Krautzun.
Krautzun was talking to journalists from The Independent, and told them that at the time, Alex Ferguson was aware of Klopp’s interest, and had been “immensely impressed” with him, after seeing his Dortmund team’s 5-2 demolition of Bayern Munich in the 2012 German Cup Final.
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Why is this important? Simply because if anyone, anywhere thinks that Klopp’s dream could come true any time soon, they should put some money on it straight away, because the odds would be astronomical!
According to the bookmakers, Mourinho is the joint least-likely Premiership manager to leave his post. Most are offering odds of 100/1. The other two are his close neighbour Pep Guardiola and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pellegrino.
In case you were wondering who lies at the other end of the scale, troubled Everton boss Ronald Koeman is odds on. Many have had knives out for West Ham’s Slaven Bilic since the season got underway, but he has hung on so far, and the recent run of good results has quieted the dissenting voices, at least for the time being.
What might have been
Given that our online casino reviews have suggested that Klopp’s Old Trafford “dream” is not going to come true, will that faraway look in his eyes suggest that he is merely thinking of what might have been?
Quite possibly. In previous interviews, he has confirmed that during his Dortmund days, he had conversations with Alex Ferguson. He described the mere fact that the talks took place as “a big honour” and said that there had been a time when United were interested in offering him the Manager’s role.
However, it had come at a time when Klopp was busy preparing for the upcoming season, and he felt that even if United had offered him the position, his commitments to Dortmund would have meant he would have had to decline. He said: “Maybe that is not the smart way but that is my way. Of course I was loyal to Dortmund.”
All jokes of daydreaming aside, there is little doubt we will see the same loyalty to Liverpool and steely focus on the job at hand this weekend. He may have been interested in managing United at one point, now he’s only interested in beating them.