Just read an article on Tony Evans thoughts on Klopp’s contract extension. Just curious your thoughts on the matter.
Here’s a short extract of his piece:
“It is not going too far to say the owners are infatuated with the manager. Being in love with the German is fine on the Kop; in the boardroom, it’s more dangerous. Liverpool’s era of success was built on hard-eyed, sometimes brutal, footballing Darwinism. The new contract offer suggests accountability is no longer in vogue at Anfield.
“It is also a boneheaded business move. Klopp was already paid in the region of £7 million per year and the earliest negotiations for an extension would have taken place at most clubs would be next summer, when the German had a year left on his contract plus the option of another 12 months. That would have given the owners – and the manager – a chance to see whether there were real signs of progression and whether the honeymoon mood will continue.”