Jurgen Klopp had three meetings with Man Utd to replace David Moyes… but snubbed them for Liverpool – The SunNovember 20, 2019
JURGEN KLOPP had THREE meetings with Manchester United before snubbing the chance to replace David Moyes.
Klopp has Liverpool fans dreaming of landing a first league title since 1990.
But he was United’s top choice to take over from Moyes — and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward thought he had his man in 2014.
Woodward targeted the German as Moyes’ doomed reign came to a sticky end after just ten months.
United felt Klopp was ready to leave Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
Insiders confirm he met with Woodward three times. And a United source said: “Ed thought Klopp was the right man.
“Ed thought Klopp was going to come. But right at the end, he felt he owed it to Dortmund to stay for one more year.”
United appointed Louis van Gaal in May 2014.
But the Dutch manager lasted just two seasons, being replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Klopp joined Liverpool in October 2015 — and finally secured silverware last season.
After lost finals in the Europa League, and then Champions League, Liverpool became kings of Europe last season.
Klopp led his side to a sixth Champions League trophy, 12 months after defeat in the final to Real Madrid.
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