Jurgen Klopp has revealed in an interview with Bild that he may become the Germany National team coach when his contract with Liverpool comes to an end.
The German has been linked with the role several times throughout his career. Germany suffered a humiliating group stage exit at the World Cup in Qatar but Hansi Flick has managed to keep hold of his position as the Germany boss for now.
Klopp’s current contract with Liverpool ends in 2026. When questioned on the subject of the national team, Klopp replied, “It’s not completely out of the question that I’ll be the national coach at some point.
“But it has to fit. And so far it hasn’t. And if I end the contract in Liverpool, then nothing will definitely be done for a year”.
By all accounts, Klopp is happy at Liverpool and may even extend his contract further when his current one ends but it is unlikely that the German will stay at Liverpool for the rest of his managerial career.
Klopp will be close to sixty when his current Liverpool deal ends, therefore, another long-term club project may not be best suited to him at that stage in his life. A role as a national team manager makes sense.
Klopp is the best German coach in the world so it stands to reason that he may want to attempt to win a UEFA European Championship or FIFA World Cup trophy for his country before he retires from the game.
If Klopp was able to transfer his success as a club manager over to international competitions, he will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the great managers of all time.