Jürgen Norbert Klopp is a German professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Liverpool. Often credited with popularising the football philosophy known as Gegenpressing, Klopp is regarded by many as one of the best managers in the world. Klopp spent the majority of his playing career at Mainz 05. A hard-working and physical player, he was initially deployed as a striker, before being moving to defence. Upon retiring in 2001, Klopp became the club's manager, and secured Bundesliga promotion in 2004. After suffering relegation in the 2006–07 season and unable to achieve promotion, Klopp resigned in 2008 as the club's longest-serving manager. He then became manager of Borussia Dortmund, guiding them to the Bundesliga title in 2010–11, before winning Dortmund's first-ever domestic double during a record-breaking season.
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About Jurgen Klopp
German soccer manager and former player best known as the manager for Liverpool, 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund. As a player, he was a striker and defender for 1. FSV Mainz 05 for his entire career from 1989 to 2001.
He was born in Stuttgart and began his youth career with SV Glatten in 1975.
He was named German Football Manager of the Year two straight years in 2011 and 2012.
He was married to Sabine Klopp until 2001 and married Ulla Sandrock in 2005. He has two sons, one of whom played for Borussia Dortmund II.
He succeeded Thomas Doll as the manager of Borussia Dortmund in 2008.
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