Pochettino on Jurgen Klopp Leaving Liverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp announced that he is parting ways with the club after a long 9 years of management. As the football world is shocked by his decision, considering that he has nearly rebuilt another set of players, Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino is no different. In an interview, Poch said that sometimes the job gets difficult, especially the non-footballing part.
Pochettino on Jurgen Klopp Leaving Liverpool
Pochettino said that most of the time, it’s not the footballing part that stresses you, but the business part of the game.
“Football never stresses you. It never makes you spend energy in the wrong way, it’s always in the right way. It always affects the environment. In football now, it’s business, so maybe that affects a little bit the coaches. But specific football, when I am involved in the training session, when we are in the game, even when I am with you here [at the press conference], we recharge the energy. It’s like, you feel the boost of the energy because you love to coach, you love to do your job, Poch said to the reporters.
“There are new things that appear in football, this business, I think that affects a lot maybe the energy. It’s difficult to explain. It’s important to have good people around you, to provide, the moments when to stop and when to go away. I remember 10 or 15 years ago, it was really weird to see a manager or coaching staff spending more than 12 hours on the training ground.
Poch admits that it’s quite difficult to disconnect yourself, as apart from training the whole day, you end up replying to the club owners and sporting directors, even at night, which makes the life of a manager very difficult.
“But now, it’s a normal way. We all arrive at 7am, and are leaving at 5pm, 7, 8 or 9. It’s not easy to manage because it’s almost 24 hours but then when you go home after 12 hours at the training ground, [you are on the] phone to the owners, sporting directors, all sorts of different people. That is also difficult to disconnect and that’s why sometimes it’s difficult.
The Chelsea coach also opined that Klop would start missing the game after getting away for some time.
“But football is our passion. And of course, Jurgen after a few months away, or at home, for sure he will start to miss the adrenaline of the competition, the training sessions, to communicate with your staff, the players, the people. I think when you are involved in the game you miss another part of your game but when you are in another part, you start to miss the part that was really important for you.”
Klop Has Won It All in Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp is the man behind reinventing Liverpool after they disappeared from the title talks after years of dominance in English football. He started with the biggest one, the UEFA Champions League, when Liverpool smashed Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the 2018-19 season. Though it was the biggest, the sweetest one was yet to come when he ended Liverpool’s 30-year drought of a Premier League title by lifting it in the 2019/20 season. He also added the UEFA Super Cup (2019), FIFA Club World Cup (2019), Carabao Cup (2021/22), FA Cup (2021/22), and Community Shield (2022) to Liverpool’s legendary inventory.
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- Pochettino on Jurgen Klopp Leaving Liverpool
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