Jurgen Klopp wanted Manchester United job, but key figure chose Louis van Gaal instead: report

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.”
Sure, they’re in a Champions League semi-final, and Klopp deserves credit for that. Don’t forget that United have won silverware aplenty, though, whereas Liverpool have won precisely nothing. I know who I’d rather have and I know where I’d rather be.
Under Mourinho, we’re in good hands. Sure, it may not be the most attractive style of football in the world, but we do play some lovely stuff when the Reds are allowed to be unshackled.
We also have to remember that we’re the only top side to take four points off Liverpool this term, we’re also the only elite Premier League team to keep Mohamed Salah quiet. Mourinho deserves immense credit for that.
If I could go back, would I take Klopp? No. Mourinho is probably the best manager the English game has seen post Sir Alex Ferguson, and I’ve no doubt that he’ll bring the glory days back to Old Trafford soon.

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