Jurgen Klopp is a German professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Liverpool born on 16 June 1967, In West Germany.
He is born to Norbert Klopp and Elisabeth Klopp. She has two elder sisters. Klopp’s father had been an active sportsman in his early days.
He has married twice. He first married Sabine Heinrich. They had one son Marc, He is also a professional football player. In December 2005, Klopp married to Ulla Sandrock, who is an author, and social worker.
In 1995, He had received a diploma in sports science, from the ‘Goethe University of Frankfurt’.
In 1990, Jurgen Klopp had been signed by the German football club, ‘Mainz 05,’ as a player. He had played as a striker in the old days. In 1995, He started playing as a defender. Klopp started his coaching career, even while He had been a player. In 1998, while Klopp had been playing for the ‘Eintracht Frankfurt, He had provided coaching to the ‘Frankfurt D-Juniors’. In February 2001, Klopp had retired as a player, from the ‘Mainz 05’, and had been appointed as their coach. In his first match as a coach, Klopp achieved the victory of his team, over the ‘MSV Duisburg’. Klopp had served as a coach for the ‘Mainz 05’, for seven years. In 2008, Jurgen Klopp had been appointed as the manager of the ‘Borussia Dortmund’. The team had been in a dismal form at the time of his joining. During his first year with the ‘Dortmund,’ Klopp led them to a win in the ‘DFB-Supercup’, defeating the champions, ‘Bayern Munich.’ Under Klopp’s leadership, the ‘Dortmund’ had won the ‘Bundesliga’ title, in 2010-11, and 2011-12 seasons. In 2005, Klopp had resigned from the post of manager. His last match with the team had been the ‘2015 DFB-Pokal Final’, In that, they lost to the ‘VfL Wolfsburg’. Klopp had left ‘Dortmund’ with a record of 179 wins, 69 draws, and 70 losses. In 2016, Klopp had signed for a six-year extension of his contract with the ‘Liverpool’. In the 2016-17 ‘Premier League’ matches, ‘Liverpool’ which had finished in the fourth position, and qualified for the ‘Champions League’.
- Jurgen Klopp once had a hair transplant.
- He doesn’t like to live a luxurious life.
- In his first interview after being appointed as the manager of ‘Liverpool’, Klopp had presented himself as the ‘normal one’.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 2006, He received the German Television Award.
- In 2011, He received the German Football Manager of the Year award.
- In 2012, He received the German Football Manager of the Year award.
- In September 2016, He received the Premier League Manager of the Month award.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Jurgen Klopp, Always keep developing your skills. don’t be afraid of the competition.