Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he left Borussia Dortmund prematurely to be able to assist the membership land his successor, Thomas Tuchel.
The present Liverpool supervisor shot to prominence in Germany for his time with Dortmund, however introduced he would depart the membership on the finish of the 2014/15 season, forward of his departure.
He was then changed by Tuchel for the next marketing campaign and would finally head to Merseyside to take the reigns at Anfield in October 2015, the place he has since guided the membership to a Champions League crown and their first ever Premier League title.
Chatting with German outlet WDR, Klopp defined his determination to go away: “I can nonetheless keep in mind the rationale for the timing again then – Thomas Tuchel was about to go to HSV.
“‘Wait a minute! Tuchel goes to HSV? Then now we have to get it on the market now!’ That is why it was slightly sooner than deliberate on the time.”
The German coach is referring to Hamburg, who have been near appointing Tuchel earlier than Dortmund swooped in and snapped him up as Klopp’s successor at Die Borussen.
Klopp’s remaining season at Dortmund was a troublesome one, with the membership struggling tremendously for kind within the Bundesliga however finally managing to drag collectively a seventh-placed end.
Tuchel took the membership to the DFB-Pokal remaining in his first season on the helm and would win the trophy a yr later, in a brief however candy keep.