Klopp wor­ries Fer­gu­son

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

Manch­ester — For­mer Manch­ester United man­ager alex Fer­gu­son said he was wor­ried about the im­pact man­ager Jur­gen Klopp was hav­ing at his old team’s great ri­vals Liverpool.

“I’m wor­ried about him be­cause the one thing United don’t want is Liverpool to get above us,” said Fer­gu­son, the most suc­cess­ful man­ager in Premier League his­tory.

Klopp, who led Borus­sia Dort­mund to two Bun­desliga ti­tles and a cham­pi­ons League fi­nal, took over from Brendan Rodgers in Oc­to­ber and was charged with breath­ing life into a team that had strug­gled for con­sis­tency.

the charis­matic, 48-year-old Ger­man has made an im­pres­sive start, with the team win­ning seven of his first 12 games in all com­pe­ti­tions.

Liverpool are sev­enth in the Premier League, six points be­hind fourth-placed United and nine be­hind lead­ers Le­ices­ter city.

De­spite the week­end Premier League 2-0 de­feat by new­cas­tle United, Fer­gu­son said Klopp was re­ju­ve­nat­ing Liverpool.

“he’s a fan­tas­tic per­son­al­ity, with those big white teeth al­ways show­ing,” Fer­gu­son said. “even at new­cas­tle when they lost the se­cond goal he goes over to steve Mcclaren to con­grat­u­late him. that’s class, that. and the work he did at Dort­mund.

“I know him quite well from the coach­ing sem­i­nars. He’s go­ing to make a dif­fer­ence at that club with his per­son­al­ity, drive and knowl­edge. Things are look­ing up there.”

Fer­gu­son also spoke up for Chelsea man­ager Jose Mour­inho who has en­dured a tor­rid sea­son so far, los­ing eight of their 15 games in­clud­ing a 1-0 league loss at home to Bournemouth on satur­day.

“There is no point in sack­ing one of the best coaches of all time; he’s won the euro­pean cup twice, he’s won the league in each coun­try he’s man­aged in,” Fer­gu­son said.

“It would be fool­ish to take that step to sack him. That would be bad man­age­ment. It’s not lead­er­ship.” — reuters

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