LONDON: Jurgen Klopp was named the League of Managers’ best annual manager early this morning after ending Liverpool’s 30-year wait to win the Premier League.
Klopp drove Liverpool to the Premier League title in the same season as FIFA Club World Champions.
The award announcement to the German operator was made by former Manchester United operator Alex Ferguson.
“Jurgen, amazing,” Ferguson said on Sky Sports. “We talked about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool 30 years since winning the league, are amazing.
“You really deserve it. Your team’s level of performance is amazing. Your personality goes through the whole club. It’s a great performance.
“I forgive you for surprising me at 3.30am to tell me you won the league! Thank you, but in fact you deserve it. Congratulations.”
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp told Ferguson: “I know he should not be 100 per cent as Liverpool manager, but I admire him. I remember he was the first British manager I ever met.
“We had breakfast together. I’m not sure if he remembers but I remember because for me moments like this seem to meet the Pope. It was great and since then we have been compatible.
“I do not think at this point I will have a trophy in my hand named after him.”