Diego Simeone has revealed that Jurgen Klopp is the rival manager he admires the most, with the Atletico Madrid boss impressed with the German’s consistent playing style over the years.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has named Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the manager which he admires the most.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has made fans around the globe with his likeable persona. His on-field bear hugs to his players and fist pumps to the Anfield crowd during every home game has made Klopp one of the most amiable figures in the game.
However, while the 52-year-old undoubtedly has a cheerful demeanor, it’s the results his teams have achieved over the years and not his on-field manners which will define the legacy of the German manager for decades to come.
After managing the then minnows Borussia Dortmund to back to back Bundesliga titles at the start of the current decade, Klopp then turned Liverpool from a side struggling to carry the weight of its history to one which lifted the Champions League trophy last season.