Jurgen Klopp not setting out to replicate Sir Alex Ferguson
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has aimed a slight swipe at former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
When we say slight, it really is just that but you will undoubtedly find supporters, whom crave offence, running around with pitchforks in response. Especially on social media.
Speaking about longevity in management, Klopp talked down his chances of managing until he was 70-years-old as the stress in the modern game is supposedly higher.
Ferguson retired after 26-years in charge of United, going down as one of the grestest managers in the history of the game. Wenger, still in charge of Arsenal, has been at the London club for over 22-years, although the Frenchman doesn’t quite compare against the Scot.
The German tactician does not anticipate replicating that and feels that Ferguson and Wenger had it quite easy back in the day due to managers today being subjected to more pressure from social media and the likes.
Speaking to the Premier League Show, Klopp said: “I respect Arsene and Sir Alex a lot for what they did for football. But the game has changed a lot.
“The first 15 years, around about, for these two guys were like holiday in comparison to what they had in the last 15 years of their job.
“I’m not on social media, I don’t read it. But it has influence from all sides, things that I don’t understand. I’m 50, I feel young in all things of life, but I’m too old for this.
“In 20-years time I am 17, yes I can guarantee I am not here.”