Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years. This saying probably tallies with that of Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, who once upon a time suffered persecutions in the hands of Hamburg management because he wore ripped jeans to get a job.
Those at the helm of affairs then would have regretted making such move, as the manager has gone on to win big trophies with both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, also having a relatively nice time as manager for Mainz05.
In the year 2008, German side Hamburg had a chance to sign Jurgen Klopp as their manager, while he was the manager of Mainz. They became lukewarm to making such move because they were reportedly unimpressed with a couple of things they saw in him, ranging from his smoking and manner, plus the fact that the Liverpool manager wore ripped jeans.
Now Jurgen Klopp is arguably the best manager in the world, with his recents achievement with Liverpool. Three days after Liverpool were confirmed champions of the English Premier League, Hamburg suffered a disgraceful 5-1 loss against Sandhausen, to miss out in qualification to the German Bundesliga.
The brouhaha with Hamburg was definitely one of the most touching story about Klopp’s prominence in Germany. The management for Hamburg had to take a microscopic look into Jurgen Klopp’s lifestyle, on training and his way of life on match days.
The outcome of this survey made them resign to the fact that, Jurgen Klopp is a misfit because of his appearance.
The cogent reasoon for Hamburg’s Klopps rejection was due to the fact that, the Latter always wore ripped jeans often to the club, this did not go down well with the club’s board. After all of this drama, the job was handed to Martin Jol.
The Liverpool manager was tagged a ‘sloppy figure’ because of his ripped jeans and bushy mustaches, that probably became his trademark.
For Hamburg It was a conclusion that will forever look worse to every passing moment of the game.
Apart from winning trophies, Jurgen Klopp is well-known for his reputation of bringing up world-class players. He was the brain behind Robert Lewandowski fast-rise into the frame. Mario Goetze also part of them, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander Arnold etc. Most confess there are still some players unmentioned.
Since Jurgen Klopp became the manager of Liverpool since, 2015. He has won 4 trophies with the Merseyside club. Within the space of 15 months, Jurgen won 4 trophies, the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the English Premier League.