Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has a clause in his new contract at Liverpool that will help him relocate to Germany on his own terms if the gaffer decides to return to his homeland once his time at Anfield is up.
Klopp, who has won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup within the past seven months at Liverpool, recently signed a new deal at Anfield which keeps him at the club until 2024.
Klopp’s reign will be over one day, though, and The Independent report Liverpool are contractually bound to offer him help to move back to his native Germany.
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Liverpool chiefs are said to have inserted a special clause into Klopp’s contract which would involve repatriating him to his homeland on his terms.
Football clubs often help incoming managers to settle into the job by, for example, helping to find them a home and suitable schools for their children.
However, it is very rare for the same help to be in place for when they leave the club – so the reported clause in Klopp’s contract is clear evidence of the high esteem in which he is held by Reds chiefs.
Liverpool’s impending Premier League title triumph will seal Klopp’s place as one of the club’s all-time great managers. The Reds are also looking to defend their Champions League title and could potentially match Manchester United‘s treble of 1999 by winning the FA Cup as well.
Whether Klopp would take Liverpool up on the offer remains to be seen, though, the Bayern Munich and German national team jobs have been touted as positions he might fill in the future.