Sir Alex Ferguson sent a loving message to Jurgen Klopp after he was named Best Premier Coach in the 2019/20 season. The Scotsman spoke to Sly Sports about the German, who has guided Liverpool to its first league title in 30 years and has been awarded that award, named after the former Manchester United manager.
“The winner (of the award), Jurgen Klopp. Jurgen, fantastic. I talked about Leeds United’s promotion 16 years later, but winning a league for Liverpool 30 years later is incredible.“Ferguson said.” You really deserved it, your team’s performance has been fantastic, “he continued.
But not only did he praise him, he revealed a curious anecdote about the German coach. “Your personality extends throughout the club. I think it was a wonderful performance. I forgive you for waking me up at three thirty in the morning to tell me that you won the league. Thank you. You deserved it completely, well done “, finished the Scot.
Klopp on Ferguson: “It was like meeting the Pope”
The German coach returned the praise to Ferguson after receiving the award and spoke about the day he met the Scotsman: “I know he is not 100% appropriate for a Liverpool coach, but I admire him. We have breakfast together. I don’t know if he will remember it, but I do because it was like meeting the Pope. It was great and from the first season we connected. At that time I never thought that someday I would have the trophy that bears his name, “said Klopp.