Jürgen Norbert Klopp caused quite a stir amongst the fanbase when he casually mentioned that he would take a a year-long sabbatical at the end of his contract with Liverpool in 2024.
However, in a interview with Einfach Fussbal’s Leeroy Matata on YouTube (a fun watch if you understand German, Klopp makes fun of Leeroy’s beloved FC Köln and talks about hosting his German friends at Liverpool amongst other things), Klopp suggests that everything isn’t quite a set in stone as we previously thought.
“A lot of people ask me this question. I have never heard someone ask Pep Guardiola about that but his contract ends next year. I’ve got four years left which feels like an eternity in football. A lot can happen during this time. I would assume that in four years I will think about whether to renew or not. If I don’t renew, I’ll go on holiday. When I leave Liverpool, I won’t take a new job the next day. That’s for sure. I will take a one-year break after Liverpool.”
Now, he still plans to take a one-year sabbatical whenever he steps down from the LFC gig as agreed with his wife Ulla, but it’s nice to know that our favourite Hugsmeister may still be at the helm of our football club beyond 2024. We assume the folks at Fenway Sports Group will be happy to have Jürgen for as long as he wants to stay, and can only hope that he feels the same way too.