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Klopp: United are great but there’s been no contact

Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly been linked with a move to Manchester United to replace the sacked David Moyes, but has today claimed it’s embarrassing to discuss such a thing when the club hasn’t even approached him.

“I really do think that Manchester United is a great club, but it is also the case that as long as things continue to go as they are here, then I have a clear agreement with Borussia Dortmund,” he said. “Therefore it cannot have anything to do with the greatness of a team, even if there were to be an offer. And to react to this is a bit uncomfortable when there has not been an offer, so to reject it before an offer comes is personally embarrassing for me. I think Man U is great, but I am still really happy here because there are around 1,000 reasons why I really like working at this club. The only condition which must be filled, and it is more important than contracts, is that all of those involved have to have the feeling that I am the right coach for this team. As long as that is the case, I don’t have to think about anything.”

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  1. Dev says:


    I can run 2.4km in 9 minutes or under on a good day. I also complete 15km with 38kgs on my back in under 2 hours and 30 minutes every month.

    I also spend considerable amounts of time on the range, with other infantrymen doing urban clearances or jungle fire and movement drills, lessons in the classrooms on how to use equipment like tourniquets and radios and the like.

    Point is, if all I did was fitness training everyday i’d be a very shitty infantryman. Fitness should not be the end product, it should be a basic building block to build upon other things.

    Also, you train like you fight and fight like you train. You don’t rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

    I think all of the above is relevant to all, if not most professional athletes (ie, people that rely on fitness to put food on the table).

  2. Gazzer says:

    WeAreUnited – I read what you said about players not switching off and how ironic it was that the main player you might accuse this of was Moyes’ boy Fellaini.
    I have another interpretation. Maybe Fellaini was happy to be be rid of Moyes, thought he was protected by that buyout clause and discovered to his consternation that Moyes wanted to bring him with him!!
    I’d be pretty demoralised too :-)

  3. Tommy says:

    No way knows if we approached Dortmund and got knocked back, I do however beleive Klopp is a very loyal man (Or at least comes accross as one), I wouldnt be shocked if his next job was with the German national team


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