English Premier League club Liverpool finally puts rumours to rest with the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as the Merseyside’s club new manager on Thursday.
The club’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group, signed the former Borussia Dortmund manager on what is reported to be a three-year contract, after sacking Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.
One of the most coveted managers in world football, Klopp has been out of work since May when he finished a seven-year reign at Dortmund to take a sabbatical.
In a press conference, Klopp said “It’s not a usual club, it’s a special club. This role is the perfect next step for me.”
Klopp also promised fans and supporters to bring “full throttle” football with a “big heart” to Anfield. Club managers are often given a special tag, a name that binds them to the club they represent, such as Mourinho of sturggling club Chelsea known as ‘Special One’ for turning the fortunes of the club back in 2013; Klopp said he would like to describe himself as the ‘Normal One’.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 9, 2015
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 8, 2015