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Ferguson On Klopp Appointment

Sir Alex Ferguson says that he admires new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and that he believes he will do a good job.

The Manchester United legend admitted that he thinks that Klopp will do well at his archrivals.

“Well it’s a good appointment. I admire him,” Ferguson told The Guardian. “I know Jürgen pretty well through our meetings at [Fifa] coaches’ classes in Geneva.

“Strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined and his performances, and his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well. I don’t like saying that, being Liverpool, because I’m worried about it but, no, he’ll do well.”

Ferguson also said that the transfer committee they have at Liverpool is something that he doesn’t approve of.

“If you don’t trust your manager, why have him there? You’ve got to trust your coach,” Ferguson said. “Here’s the man that should be deciding which kind of player he wants, the type of player, position he wants, his character he wants. It’s the manager who knows more than anyone about what he needs as a coach.

“And I think that, there’s a lot of this happening in the game now, these Moneyball ideas about looking at statistics of players and bypassing the manager’s thoughts, and I think it’s wrong.

“Why give him a job if he can’t do it? When they’re sitting around that table to appoint a manager, do they say, well: ‘He can be part of the committee?’ That’s wrong, and I don’t think Jürgen Klopp will accept that.”

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