“Klopp, don’t discuss Liverpool successor. Shut up” stinging advice from Arsenal legend Wenger

Jürgen Klopp (56), who is stepping down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season, has received some advice from a ‘senior’ manager.

According to British publication The Boot Room, former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger (74) advised Klopp that “he should not make any comments about his successor until he leaves the club.”

Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of this season.

“Jürgen Klopp has announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the 2023-2024 season,” Liverpool announced on the club’s official website on March 26.

Klopp began his managerial career in 2001 after finishing his playing career at FSV Mainz 05, where he quickly took over the reins. He then took charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2008, winning two Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Champions League runner-up finish.

Klopp joined Liverpool in 2015 and has been in charge of the club ever since. He has won seven trophies with Liverpool, including one Premier League title (2019-2020), the FA Cup (2021-2022), the EFL Cup (2021-2022), and the UEFA Champions League (2018-2019).

According to Liverpool, Klopp said: “I know this will come as a shock to many people when they hear it for the first time. But I can explain it clearly,” he said.

“I love everything about this club, I love everything about the city of Liverpool, I love everything about the supporters, I love the team, I love the staff, but I have made this decision because I am convinced it is the right one,” he said.

Klopp added: “How can I say it…the energy is running out. Obviously, I have no problem. I knew for a long time that I had to make an announcement one day, but now I’m really fine. I know I can’t do this over and over and over again,” he said.

He added: “I already informed the club in November. There will be a goodbye at the end of this season. I am grateful to Liverpool.”

Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso has been touted as the ‘number one’ choice to succeed Klopp.

Alonso made his debut at Real Sociedad in 1999 before moving to Liverpool in 2004. He won four trophies with the Reds, including a UEFA Champions League title (2004-2005).

Alonso then moved to Real Madrid in 2009 and retired from Bayern Munich in 2017.

After retiring, Alonso began his coaching career with Real Sociedad’s B team before taking over at Leverkusen in 2022. After finishing sixth in the Bundesliga last 카지노사이트 season, Alonso is leading Leverkusen to become the only unbeaten team in Europe’s top five leagues in the 20223-2024 season. They are currently in first place in the league.

On the 16th, British media outlet The Guardian said, “Klopp is backing Alonso to lead Liverpool after him. He believes he has the best chance of succeeding him as the next manager.”

According to the outlet, Klopp said: “Alonso is doing an amazing job. I’m not praising him because I’m leaving Liverpool. Of the next generation of managers, Alonso is the most outstanding,” Klopp said.

Upon hearing the news, Wenger warned Klopp to “watch his mouth”.

“I don’t think Klopp should say anything unless he is appointed as an advisor to Liverpool,” he told BeInSport, offering mixed advice. Wenger is recognized as one of the best managers in the Premier League, having won three league titles and seven FA Cups with Arsenal.

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