Jurgen Klopp’s Germany plan and why he is tempted by replacing Joachim Löw – but not yet

Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now

Who do Liverpool need to sign to retain the title? Keep up with all the Reds news with our free daily newsletter

Sign upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email

If there are any Liverpool fans out there worried Jurgen Klopp might walk out of his club for his country, don’t be.

He will, one day, but not any time soon.

During a long chat with Jurgen at the end of last season, he spoke about how even he had not realised how special the Liverpool job is.

And that made him more convinced than ever that it would be the last club role of his career.

It also made him more convinced than ever that it was a project that had far from run its course.

But he also admitted the German national job would be of interest to him.

Klopp has overseen a revolution at Liverpool – and has admitted the Germany job does interest him
(Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Read More
Related Articles


  • Mesut Ozil sends message to Germany boss Joachim Low after six-goal Spain defeat

Read More
Related Articles


  • Spain 6-0 Germany: Ferran Torres hits hat-trick as Die Mannschaft humbled in Seville

Klopp misses his family and friends in Germany. That is only natural.

He would like to be more involved in helping his two grown-up sons further their careers. He will go home at some stage, that is for sure.

Klopp is a born planner.

When he became a manager at the age of 33, he set himself a target of ’25 power years’.

He did seven and a half at Mainz, seven at Borussia Dortmund and when his Anfield contract ends in 2024, it will be almost 24 years of intense club work.

That would be the perfect time for him to take the national job.

Klopp had planned to be in management for 25 years – he's approaching that threshold
(Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Of course, it might not be available at that precise moment.

If Low is replaced any time soon, the next incumbent could be in for a long spell.

There have only been five German national coaches in 30 years.

The Spain loss was an embarrassment for Low and Germany
(Image: Getty Images)

So if the German association came calling now, there probably would be a slight temptation.

The Euros in 2024 will be hosted by Germany, an attractive prospect for the next manager if Low is sacked.

But Klopp, now ensconced in Liverpool’s new state-of-the-art training centre, has a voracious appetite for more success with Liverpool.

And that appetite will keep him on Merseyside, even if his country comes calling.

Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip

You may also like...