Man Utd boss Rangnick: How I helped Klopp get into coaching... | OneFootball
Man Utd boss Rangnick: How I helped Klopp get into coaching...
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has recalled helping Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp break into coaching.
Rangnick, who is also responsible for giving Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel his first coaching job, remains a close friend of the man who has guided United's biggest rivals to Premier League and Champions League glory.
Rangnick said: “I remember before Jurgen became head coach at Mainz and he called me.
“I was at Ulm at the time and Jurgen asked me what kind of money he should be asking for from Mainz.
“He didn't have an agent, so I told him. In a way, I was his agent and I advised him what he should ask for.
“Jurgen said 'ah, do you not think that is too much to ask?' I told him it was the right thing to do - and I am pretty sure he got what he wanted.
“I didn't ring Jurgen about coming here, but we have known each other since 1997.
“I was not his mentor - that was a coach called Wolfgang Frank - but we have always been in contact and had a good relationship with each other.
“We respect each other and that will continue."