Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the appointment of Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp promised to bring “full throttle” football with a “big heart” to Anfield in his first comments since the German was unveiled as the Merseyside’s club new manager on Thursday night. The club’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group, signed the former Borussia Dortmund manager on a reported 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. “Well it’s a good appointment. I admire him,” Ferguson told ESPN. “I know Jurgen pretty well through our meetings at [FIFA] coaches’ classes in Geneva. “Strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined and his performances, and his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well. “I don’t like saying that, being Liverpool, because I’m worried about it but, no, he’ll do well.”