Jürgen Klopp, for the first time in his professional career as football manager and player, has stepped outside Germany to sign as Kop’s top man. The below is the list of 11 statistics associated with him.
1 – He is the first German to manage Liverpool.
1 – He is a one-club man like Jamie Carragher, Ryan Giggs, etc. having played 12 full seasons for Mainz 05.
1 – Only once Dortmund crossed round 3 of DFB-Pokal in the 7 seasons preceding his tenure. In his 7 seasons, they won the trophy once, reached finals twice and reached quarter finals once.
2 – He is the second German to have managed a Premier League side. The first is Felix Magath’s short stint of 20 games with just 20% wins for Fulham.
3 – Liverpool has spent 3 times more on transfers than Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City has spent 1.5, 4.6, 4.9, 10 times on net transfer spend respectively.
|Club||Transfer Spend||Transfer Income||Net transfer spend||League points||Million Euro spent per each league point|
7 – He is Mainz 05’s longest serving manager managing the side for 7 seasons since his retirement as a player in 2001.
7 – He is Borussia Dortmund’s longest serving manager managing the side for 7 seasons; 1 more than their most successful manager, Ottmar Hitzfeld, who has won 2 league titles, 2 super cups and a Champions League.
7 – For every million Euro net transfer spend (total transfer expenditure – total transfer income), he has earned 7 league points.
8 – Manchester City (1.24 million Euro per point) has spent 8.7 times as Borussia Dortmund (0.14 million Euro per point) for each point earned during his stint in BVB. Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea has spent 0.18, 0.41, 0.52, 0.57 million Euro for each point earned respectively.
13 – He took over Borussia Dortmund when they finished 13th position; He won the league twice and finished as runners-up twice during his 7 seasons.
56 – He had maintained a win of 56% games. 7 seasons prior, Borussia Dortmund won only 42% of games.
|Season||Win %||Draw %||Loss %||Goals scored per game||Goals conceded per game||Points earned per game|
|7 seasons before Jürgen Klopp||42%||29%||29%||1.49||1.26||1.55|
|7 seasons during Jürgen Klopp||56%||24%||21%||1.97||1.04||1.91|
Bottom line is that though Jürgen Klopp has won accolades for his success with Borussia Dortmund, he is keeping his first steps in the big money league. It remains to be seen how he will be able to cope up.