Jürgen Klopp is currently one of the best coaches that football has to offer. The 54-year-old is with his Liverpool FC for the third time in a Champions League final. Family, wife, children, assets, successes, stations – we describe the Liverpool FC coach in more detail for you in a portrait.
Jürgen Klopp has been the coach of the traditional English club Liverpool since 2015. With his arrival, the successes quickly returned. Alone in the current 2021/22 season as a coach, the Stuttgart native has added two more trophies to his already lavish cabinet: the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. In the league, they narrowly missed out on the championship on the final day and were beaten by Manchester City. But in another competition you are still in the final – in the Champions League. On Saturday, the winner of the Premier League 2021/22 will be chosen between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid in Paris. For Klopp, it is already the fourth Champions League final as coach, the third with the Reds.
Jürgen Klopp: Achievements and milestones – a portrait of the Liverpool FC coach
Klopp’s coaching career began in February 2001 at FSV Mainz 05, the club where he had recently ended his playing career. As a coach in the second division, he managed to move up to the top German division in 2004, before having to come down again in 2007 due to relegation.
In the summer of 2008 he then took over Borussia Dortmund. That was where his success as a coach really began. In 2010/11 he won the German championship with the blacks and yellows, the following year he went a better and repeated the championship victory and also won the DFB Cup in the same season. Klopps BVB is still the last club that was able to become champions in Germany and was not called Bayern Munich.
In the all-German Champions League final in 2013, Dortmund under coach Klopp had to admit defeat to FC Bayern 2-1. He then won two more DFB Super Cup competitions, but he was unable to repeat his biggest successes at Dortmund. Klopp needed a change of scene.
In 2015, the 54-year-old switched to Liverpool FC, which until then was a club with many traditions, but which was far from its successful years. The last championship victory was already 25 years ago. FCL had finished the season before Klopp’s arrival in sixth place.
In his first season as Liverpool coach, Klopp reached the Europa League final, where his team lost 3-1 to record champions Sevilla. It became clear relatively early on that this new Liverpool was not intended for the Europa League, but for the Champions League. This is how Liverpool FC stood in the final against Real Madrid in 2017/18. The German team had to admit defeat again, again with 1: 3.
The red supporters did not have to wait long for the next CL final. The victory finally came the following year when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the all-English final. In the 2018/19 season, Klopp and the Reds even won the long-awaited Premier League with 99 points after 38 days of play.
Klopp also won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool and was twice named World Club Coach of the Year.
|10/08/2015 – today||Liverpool FC||1x Champions League winner (2018/19), 1x English champion (2019/20), 1x English cup winner (2021/22), 1x English League Cup winner (2021/22), 1x FIFA Club World Cup (2019/20) , 1x UEFA Supercup Winner (2019/20), 2x World Club Coach of the Year (2018/19, 2019/20)|
|01.07. 2008 – 30/06/2015||Borussia Dortmund||2x German champion (2010/11, 2011/12), 1x German cup winner (2011/12), 2x German super cup winner (2013/14, 2014/15)|
|28/02/2001 – 30/06/2008||FSV Mainz 05||1x promotion to the Bundesliga (2003/04)|
Jürgen Klopp: family, wife, children, fortune – a portrait of the Liverpool FC coach
Jürgen Klopp is currently married to his other partner. The first wife was Sabine Klopp, who was by his side until their divorce in 2001. In 2005, Ulla Sandrock slipped into this role and she is still with the star coach to this day. The couple have no children together, but they both took one with them from their first marriage. Klopp’s son Marc was born in 1988 when the Reds coach was still dating Sabine Klopp. Marc even played football for Borussia Dortmund’s second team for a while, but finally gave up the sport in 2015 due to knee injuries.
Jürgen Klopp’s fortune is estimated at around 35 million euros, of which around 18 million is said to be the salary of Liverpool FC. His contract on the island runs until 2024. Stuttgart’s native also works as an advertising figure for several companies (including OPEL, New Balance and Erdinger Weissbier).