Why Jurgen Klopp rejected offer to become Manchester United manager
Why Jurgen Klopp rejected offer to become Manchester United manager
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Why Jurgen Klopp rejected offer to become Manchester United manager

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has recalled how Jurgen Klopp revealed to him why he rejected the offer to become Manchester United manager.

Klopp parted ways with Borussia Dortmund back in 2015 and joined Liverpool in October after a poor start to the season by Brendan Rodgers. In his 2015 book Leading, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed Klopp was one of several candidates to replace him after his retirement six years ago.

In his Mirror column, Fowler wrote on why Klopp rejected the chance to join United, "I did an interview with him a couple of years ago and he told me he turned down a couple of super-rich clubs after Dortmund – one of them was definitely Manchester United, the other probably Real Madrid – because he hated how they were focused solely on ­commercial influences.

"He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the ­history and identity of the club and their fans."

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