Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has hailed former manager Jurgen Klopp’s ability to get the best out of the players under him as the German moves closer to becoming the new manager at Liverpool FC.
Klopp had a hugely successful time at the Dortmund outfit, guiding them to two Bundesliga titles as well as one UEFA Champions League.
Players and fans only had good words to speak about the charismatic former FC Mainz player and boss, and now, Borussia Dortmund chief has joined the chorus.
Dormund chief hails Klopp’s impact on players
During his time at Borussia, Klopp honed players like Ilkay Gundogan, Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski etc.
“He is a very good coach because he has a good mentality for it,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told Sky Sports.
“He has a good style of playing football and I don’t know if he will go to Liverpool or to another club, but the club who gets him gets a very good manager.
“He can do every job, he can make every club (better) and Liverpool is very similar to Borussia Dortmund, it has the same structure and the same fans. It is a marvellous club.
“Every player he has in his hands, he makes them better, you can be sure.
“It is wonderful to work with him because he has a big understanding of the problems of the club.”
Hammann gives his thumbs up for Klopp as new manager
Former Liverpool FC and Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann voiced his opinion in approval of the German manager, stating that he is the ideal candidate for the Anfield hot-seat.
“He is the ideal candidate for the job. He is the one I would pick,” the former Bayern Munich player told talkSPORT.
“The expectations and the mood couldn’t be any further down than it is at the moment at Anfield so it is a great time to come.
“I don’t think with his appointment Liverpool will become title contenders overnight but you need to have a lift from somewhere and I think he can do this.
“Liverpool is a working class club, a working class town, and you need somebody that the fans take to. It is very important at a club like Liverpool that the fans take to the manager.
“For a lot of fans, Klopp would be the first choice and it looks like he is coming. And I think he can create that spark, that emotion, and give people hope again, which I think has been lost in the last 12 months.
“He has got a lot of love and passion for the game and this is why I think he fits the bill perfectly and why I think he will be a success.”