Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wanted to be appointed Manchester United manager, but Edward Woodward chose to stick with Louis van Gaal instead, according to the Daily Express.
Apparently, his old mentor Eckhard Krautzun reckons the man from Germany wanted to make his mark in England, with Old Trafford at the top of that list.
As we all know, Van Gaal went on to win an FA Cup, and since then, United have won two major trophies under Jose Mourinho; where huge progress is being made. Now, we’re sitting second in the Premier League table (ahead of Liverpool, I might add!).
“After three or four months not working, I knew that he wanted to be in action again.” Krautzun is quoted as saying by The Express.“I said (to Ferguson), ‘Jurgen Klopp, if he goes abroad, if he goes to England, his love would be Manchester United.’“When the offer came from Liverpool, I knew he would not hesitate because he wanted to get into a top club in England.”