Jurgen Klopp becomes Liverpool manager, signs 3-year deal

  • AFP, London
  • Updated: Oct 08, 2015 21:10 IST
A November 30, 2013 file photo of Jurgen Klopp during the Bundesliga match between FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund in Mainz, Central Germany. (AFP Photo)

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund’s former German manager Jurgen Klopp agreed on Thursday to become EPL club Liverpool’s new manager and was expected at the club later in the day, British media said.

The English Premier League side have been looking for a new boss since Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday. The former Dortmund coach had been the hot favourite right from the start.

Sky television said Klopp, 48, had agreed to become manager. The Daily Mail newspaper said Klopp would sign a three-year deal under which he would earn more than four million pounds ($6.1 million) a year. Several of Rodgers’ backroom staff -- including Gary McAllister and Sean O’Driscoll -- left Liverpool on Thursday in anticipation of the new manager arriving.

Liverpool took to Twitter to announce a ‘major club announcement’ at a press conference at 10am local time on Friday morning, presumably to formally announce Klopp’s signing as manager.

Klopp led Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles in seven years before leaving in May saying he wanted a sabbatical.

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