Liverpool get their man - Jürgen Klopp agrees three year deal

Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister have lost their jobs as Klopp brings in his own team

Jürgen Klopp has agreed to become Liverpool's manager. He was on Thursday afternoon heading to the city to sign his deal to replace Brendan Rodgers.

Klopp, a two-times Bundesliga winner, accepted Liverpool’s offer after detailed talks with the club’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, over the management structure and his backroom staff. The 48-year-old’s former assistant at Dortmund, Zeljko Buvac, and analyst Peter Krawietz will join the German coach at Anfield, after Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister lost their jobs as assistant manager and first-team coach, respectively.

FSG had previously failed to tempt Klopp from Dortmund in both 2010 and 2012, but the latest approach was the first concrete offer that has appealed since he ended his seven-year spell at the Westfalenstadion.

Klopp had been touted as Pep Guardiola's potential successor at Bayern Munich next summer. But with uncertainty over whether Guardiola will extend his contract at the Allianz Arena, and whether Bayern regard Klopp as their preferred replacement, he has taken the challenge of reviving Liverpool's fortunes and becoming the 20th manager in the club's history.


He is due to be unveiled at Anfield on Friday, having accepted the continuation of FSG’s controversial transfer committee.

Guardian services