Klopp talks about job offer from Aurelio De Laurentiis

Aurelio De Laurentiis
REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - AUGUST 23: SSC Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis looks on before the Serie A match between US Sassuolo Calcio and SSC Napoli at Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore on August 23, 2015 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to comments by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he turned down an offer from the Italian club.

Klopp was the manager of Borussia Dortmund when he was supposedly approached by Laurentis to become the manager of the Partenopei but he declined to opt.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s all-important UEFA Champions League clash against Napoli on Tuesday, he said, according to Liverpool’s official website:

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“I still have a three-and-a-half-year contract, so I am not sure if anybody wants me after that! I like Italy, I like Italian food, unfortunately, I don’t speak your language that well and I really think that’s cool.”

“What I really like is that Mr De Laurentiis doesn’t hide with information, he is quite chatty! I don’t think I ever told anyone about that talk, but he mentions it from time to time. I think he is happy with all the choices he made in the past.”

“Bringing in Maurizio Sarri was incredible and now having Carlo back is outstanding. I think they are really happy with the coaches they had and have – and in the moment, the people here are really happy with me as well, so we don’t have to think about changing anything.”


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