Jurgen Klopp: 'My target is to be the best manager I can be'
The Liverpool boss has also revealed how great Pele and Franz Beckenbauer had helped him to become a better manager.
“I was really lucky early in my managerial career in Germany that I met Pele and Franz Beckenbauer and worked around them during the World Cup in 2006. Immediately for me, my two big heroes when I was growing up – whatever they say in the future, Pele is the best player until the end of the world – and they were completely cool, nice, friendly, thankful for their lives, stuff like that.
“The two biggest in the world for me, the greatest, are like they are. So good, I don't have to change.
“My target is to be the best manager I can be, not the best manager in the world, however that works. I have grown in my role. Fifteen years ago, I had no idea that it could be possible that I could be the manager of a club like Liverpool. And I was already a manager then, but it wasn't my plan.
“It only happened to me because I was always busy and ambitious. I have realised since becoming a boss that I have a natural skill, I'm a leader. But I didn't learn it. I didn't change from when I was a leader to becoming a leader. I always handled people like I wanted to be treated.
“A lot of leaders can't do that, they forget it immediately. That's a problem. But I never forgot how I felt.”
Isn't Jurgen Klopp the best manager in the world right now?