Done deal: Trio agree Liverpool terms in stunning triple swoop
By Amir Mir
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his coaching allies Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz have agreed stunning six-year contracts, it was confirmed on Friday.
The trio have been rewarded with unusually long deals just nine months after signing initial three-year contracts with the club.
Liverpool did not announce the length of the deals but the BBC report that they run for six years until 2022.
The trio continue their lengthy coaching relationship together as they embark on guiding the five-time European champions to more success.
Klopp played alongside Buvac for Mainz in the 1990s, before the trio began their coaching relationship for the same club in 2001. They then moved on to Borussia Dortmund where they went onto win two German titles.
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Liverpool announced the news on their official website as owner Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon jointly said that Klopp’s ‘world-class managerial talent’ is key to the club’s future success.
Klopp only joined Liverpool last October after the sacking of manager Brendan Rodgers, but after a positive reaction to his style of play and a new-found feel good factor at Anfield, the German has agreed to a contract extension.
Here is Klopp with his backroom staff on Friday:
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The former Borussia Dortmund manager guided the Merseyside club to the League cup and Europa League finals last term, but won over the Liverpool supporters with his high energy management style and counter attacking style of play.
The German’s ambition for Liverpool is to unite the club by making them the closest and most together group of players, coaches, staff and supporters in the world.
“There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world,” Klopp told the official Liverpool website. “That’s everyone and we all have responsibility for it – all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters”
Liverpool will be hoping to finish in a Champions league place in the forthcoming Premier League campaign and the Liverpool hierarchy firmly believe he is the one to guide the club to success.