Jurgen Klopp will consider retiring from football when his Liverpool contract expires in 2022.
According to a report in the Mirror, the German although light-hearted hints that he may just walk away from football when this contract is over.
Klopp was in his homeland of Germany, to receive a highly prestigious coach of the year award from an established German newspaper.
After ultimately his most successful year as a coach and manager. which saw his side miss out on the Premier League, but win the Champions League.
It must be noted that Klopp was his usual jovial self. But his comments may have some Liverpool fans concerned.
Klopp is a manager who has never reneged on a contract, moved mid-contract or just upped sticks and called it quits.
So the talk of him leaving Liverpool mid-project and taking a job at one of the “big” clubs are highly unlikely.
There has been the recent talk of new and improved contracts, to tie him down for the foreseeable future.
Plus it will also serve as a deterrent for anyone waiting in the wings for his contract to expire and snap up the master tactician.
It was about a year ago that he said he would most probably leave the game earlier than most, and the idea of retirement has already crossed his mind.
All you superstitious Liverpool fans look away now.
His current deal at Liverpool will take him to a seven-year tenure. That is also the same tenure he served at Mainz and Borrusia Dortmund.
When asked what net in his career in an interview after receiving his award, Klopp said:
“I hope to continue like this, but in two, three years I don’t know what may happen.”
“Maybe I’ll retire!”
“It doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen, however, but if that were the case, you wouldn’t be surprised.”