‘I’ll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football. If I say no, then that will be the end’: Jurgen Klopp planning for sabbatical once Liverpool reign is over in 2024… but says he may RETIRE if he doesn’t miss managing during break
Jurgen Klopp has revealed he plans to take a year’s sabbatical once his Liverpool contract expires in 2024 but says he may quit management altogether after his time at Anfield.
Klopp’s managerial stock is at an all-time high after guiding the Reds to Champions League glory last season followed by their first top-flight in 30 years this campaign.
Despite building a juggernaut outfit on Merseyside, the German says he will remain for a further three years before stepping away from the sport entirely for 12 months.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will take a sabbatical once his deal expires in 2024
However, the 53-year-old says that he may step away from management completely if he doesn’t get the itch to return during his break.
Speaking about his future plans he told Sport Buzzer: ‘I’ll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football. If I say no, then that will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp.
‘If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not miss: the brutal tension immediately before the game.’
Despite his long-term plans, Klopp is firmly focusing on the upcoming campaign with Liverpool. Even though they romped to the Premier League title, the popular German is demanding more from his side.
‘The whole club is hot for the new season, we wants to be even better.
‘We want to chase the opponents and the ball over the entire field, continue to be a super unpleasant team that is not fun to play. We’re not defending any titles, we want to get new ones, we’ve only just started winning.’