Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may choose against signing another contract with the club as he wants to take a year-long sabbatical from football.
The Reds management want the German manager to leave behind a legacy and build a “dynasty” at Anfield after winning their sixth Champions League title in Madrid on Saturday.
It was his first trophy as Liverpool in-charge and the progress that the team has undergone during his four-year stint at the club has been noteworthy.
When he initially arrived, top-four was practically unattainable and now Liverpool is one of the world’s strongest sides yet again.
However, a lot of expectations, demands and stress follow such an astonishing success rate. Thus it doesn’t come as a surprise that Klopp might take a sabbatical from football instead of going for an extension of the contract.
The current contract terminates in 2022 and it is being reported that Klopp is considering the break as a serious option.
It is worth noting that if Klopp goes for a sabbatical, it won’t be the first time that something like this will happen in the world of football.
In 2012, the current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola famously took a sabbatical after serving as manager of Barcelona for four years.
The 2021-22 season can then very well be Klopp’s last summer at Anfield.