Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that when his new contract expires in 2024, he will leave the club and then take a big break from football.
Last season, five years after he replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield, Klopp, a star at German clubs Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund, has led the Reds to their Premier League title.
In December 2019, he signed a new deal with Liverpool which will hold him at the club until 2024. He has now revealed that he has every intention of seeing his full Liverpool contract, but he does not plan to sign a new one and sees 2024 as the perfect time for him to walk away from Anfield.
He said he’ll take a year off after his ‘four years at Liverpool’ to recharge his batteries and consider his next move, which might be running either a club or a national team, and he also declined to rule out retirement.
‘Four years at Liverpool, then do nothing for one year,’ Klopp told SWR Sport of his ambitions for the future. ‘Maybe a club, a team or nothing. But the world will look very different again in five years.’
Klopp said it was a certainty when asked about a possible return to Germany, but maybe once he had retired from the management. ‘To live, definitely, after my career,’ he said. ‘Most likely even to Mainz [where he spent most of his career playing, and started as a manager.