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‘Exceptional’ Klopp backed for Germany managerial role

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Jurgen Klopp should consider coaching the German national team if ever he seeks a new challenge, insists Michael Ballack.

It would not be far-fetched to say that Jurgen Klopp has established himself as one of the best coaches of modern era.

Klopp’s first achievement came in the 2003/04 season when he helped Mainz gain promotion to Bundesliga for the first time in history.

In 2008, he took charge of Borussia Dortmund. During his seven years at the club, he helped break Bayern Munich’s domestic dominance, helping BVB to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and DFB Pokal triumph.

Klopp further enhanced his reputation at Liverpool, guiding them to Champions League success and ending their 30-year-long Premier League title drought, among a few other trophies.

Impressed with his accomplishments, Michael Ballack wants to see his countryman take charge of the German national team at some point in the future.

“He is an absolutely exceptional trainer. For me, he is one of the three best coaches in the world,” the former Germany captain told Sportbuzzer.

“The question is not whether he has the qualities for it, but whether Klopp would even like to become a national coach.

“He is in a position where he can choose anything. Should he ever have enough as a club coach, the position of national coach would be a great story for him and German football. This connection would be perfect.”