Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Liverpool’s new potential sporting director Jorg Schmadtke
Posted by  badge Boss on May 21, 2023 - 02:14AM
Jurgen Klopp says Jorg Schmadtke is a ‘good guy and a smart guy’ (Liverpool/Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has described Liverpool’s potential new sporting director Jorg Schmadtke as a ‘good guy and a smart guy’.

Schmadtke left Wolfsburg in February after four years with the Bundesliga club and is expected to replace Julian Ward at Anfield this summer.

Ahead of the 59-year-old’s arrival at Liverpool, Klopp insists his fellow German has been ‘very, very successful’ with his work in the Bundesliga.

When asked about Schmadtke’s potential move to Liverpool, Klopp said: ‘I cannot speak about that but if it happens it would not be a ‘ signing’ because we are both German or both know each other.

‘That would have nothing to do with it.

‘Jorg Schmadtke I’ve known for a long, long time, he probably knows me not as long as I know him because he was a much better player but we started in a similar moment, our ‘second career’, I became a coach at Mainz and he became a sporting director at Aachen, two teams at similar stages, from there we’ve known each other a little bit.

‘I know he’s a good guy and a smart guy. Very good at what he did in Germany, definitely, very, very successful.

‘Character is good, personality is good, humour good, I know that from a few moments next to the pitch.

‘We could talk about [Klopp’s former sporting director at Borussia Dortmund] Michael Zorc… similar age group, similar situation, just a bit longer in retirement I know him much better.

‘There are some good sporting directors in Germany you might not believe.’


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