Jurgen Klopp believes his ‘heavy metal football’ philosophy means he could eventually take a year out of football.
The Liverpool manager has been speaking about the intense demands of football – and he believes that extends to his management role.
Klopp explained that he has an “all or nothing” approach to the job, and that could lead to burn out.
He has three years left on his Anfield contract, and says that he simply can’t predict at the moment if he will walk away from the Reds when that is up.
He did though, suggest his intensity makes the idea of a sabbatical a possibility. “I have absolute energy, but I have one problem: I can’t do ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing’,” he said.
“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [if he wants to continue at all].
“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”
Klopp was talking to German magazine Kicker, and inevitably, his words have increased the speculation he will quit Liverpool when he current deal expires in 2022.
That would take him to seven years at Anfield – and many believe it is no coincidence he served seven years at his two previous clubs as manager, Dortmund and Mainz.
The German has always maintained it is, in fact, a sheer co-incidence, but he did admit it is possible he will take a break when he leaves Liverpool. “It looks like it,” he said in response to that question.
“Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?”
Klopp cut short a sabbatical after leaving Dortmund in May 2015 to take up the reins at Liverpool five months later and Pep Guardiola spent a year out of the game between leaving Barcelona and taking over at Bayern Munich.
The Liverpool manager actually cut short what he said would be a year long sabbatical after leaving Dortmund in 2015, to take up his current role.
Pep Guardiola also had a year off after leaving Barcelona.
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