Jurgen Klopp rules out possibility of ever managing another English club

Jurgen Klopp has claimed he will never manage an English club that isn't Liverpool having now announced his decision to leave the Reds at the end of the season.

The 56-year-old shocked the football world with the statement regarding his future on Friday morning, leaving Liverpool supporters devastated by the news of his upcoming departure.

Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015 and has gone on to bring the club unbelievable success, all while continually endearing himself to the Anfield faithful.

As a result, he will go down as one of the club's greatest ever managers and forever an icon in the eyes of fans.

There is no chance of the German tarnishing his immense Liverpool legacy, especially considering he promised that he would never manage a different English club.

Speaking in a press conference on Friday afternoon, Klopp stated: "No club or country for the next year, no other English club ever, I promise that - even if I have nothing to eat. That will not happen as well, by the way, thanks to Liverpool.

"So that's all okay, but it's too important to [keep going] with 50 per cent. That's why this team is set up for the future.

"The basis is there and whoever comes in cannot give a guarantee to win trophies but a really good chance to play good football.

"If we keep all that, it's a wonderful future ahead. I don't want to be the passenger disturbing that process."

Klopp cut his sabbatical short to join the Reds back in October 2015 after he left Borussia Dortmund, another club in which he is regarded as a legendary figure.

However, given the mental and physical exhaustion of being Liverpool manager for almost a decade, it seems unlikely that he would choose to return to management earlier than expected again.

In fact, when asked whether there is any chance he could change his mind regarding his decision to leave the Reds, Klopp was defiant in his response.

"No [chance of staying]. Nothing," said the German. "I really thought a lot about it. This situation was always clear, I had to make a decision at one point because nobody else would.

"The owners knew I would take the decision because I don't want to just be hanging around. I thought it through properly and I want to win everything this season, so that wouldn't change my mind. If we don't win it wouldn't.

"I made it independent of the results. The big one is the potential of the team, there's a good basis to work with and that's why it's a good moment to give it to somebody else."

Klopp's surprise announcement has left Liverpool fans fretting over the club's future, with Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz (Klopp's assistant managers) also leaving.

Sporting director Jorg Schamdtke will also depart this February, while elite development coach Vitor Matos will follow Klopp out the exit door at the end of the campaign.

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