By Derrick Kiplagat
Reports have confirmed that Jurgen Klopp has agreed to take over as Liverpool’s new manager, replacing Brendan Rodgers after the Northern Irishman was fired last Sunday.
The club has called for a press conference scheduled for 10am on Friday for a ‘major club announcement’, assumed to be official confirmation of Klopp’s arrival.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager will come to Anfield on what is believed to be a three year deal, having left Dortmund at the end of last season with the intention of taking a break from football. However, the prospect of managing a top club in England for the first time in his career was enough to tempt him out of his intended year off after just four months.
It is thought that he’ll be joined at Anfield by associates Peter Krawietz and Zeljko Buvac. Krawietz, 43, and Buvac, 54 – nicknamed “the brain”, previously worked alongside Klopp at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, as assistant coach/video analyst and assistant manager respectively.
This means, current backroom pair Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister may be out of jobs, having only been brought to the club in the summer after a giant clear-out of Brendan Rodgers’ staff, although McAllister may be offered the chance to stay on in a more junior role.