Jurgen Klopp has once again reiterated that he plans to take a one year break when he eventually leaves Liverpool.
And the German manager has revealed that he has an “agreement” with his family that he will take the sabbatical before seeking out his next role.
Klopp has had a disappointing season with the Reds so far, with the side down in sixth place after winning the title in the 2019-20 campaign.
And some have suggested he could depart soon, with the Germany and Bayern Munich jobs potentially available in the near future.
However, Klopp has said on more than one occasion in the past that he intends to take some time off when his spell at Anfield comes to an end.
And speaking in an interview with Sport Bild, he admitted he has already promised as much to his family.
“The sabbatical will definitely happen, definitely,” Klopp said.
“If we don’t win any more Premier League games and the thinking of the owners’ changes, I’ll take a year off. No ifs and buts.
“This is clearly an agreement with my family – and probably with my family doctor as well.
“One thing is clear: When Liverpool ends, there will definitely be a year off. Nobody needs to call, not after four months and not after six either. No matter who tries it: It’s a one-year break!”
Klopp’s current contract lasts until 2024, and it seems highly unlikely that he would ever be sacked given what he has achieved in his five-and-a-half years at the club.
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But there is a chance he may decide to step down at some point, and there will certainly be no shortage of offers for him once he completes his sabbatical.
For now, however, Klopp’s focus will be on finishing the season as strongly as possible, and he and his side now have some time off for the international break before they return with a game against Arsenal on April 4.