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Jürgen Klopp agrees to become Liverpool manager

LIVERPOOL – Jürgen Klopp has agreed the terms of his move to Liverpool and will arrive on Merseyside later on Thursday to sign a three-year contract with the option of a fourth.

Jürgen Klopp
Jürgen Klopp

The final details of his arrival as Liverpool manager were concluded on Thursday and, as planned, the 48-year-old will now travel to Merseyside to sign the deal before being unveiled on Friday.

His appointment will come just four days after Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s owner, sacked Brendan Rodgers following an alarming run of results and performances dating back to March.

The make-up of Klopp’s backroom team was agreed earlier in the week and the arrival of Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, his former colleagues at Borussia Dortmund, has signalled the end of Sean O’Driscoll’s brief time as Liverpool assistant manager plus Gary McAllister’s role as first team coach.

McAllister may be offered a different role at the club, however. Glenn Driscoll, the head of performance, and the head of opposition analysis, Chris Davies, are also leaving.

Klopp will earn around £5m a year at Liverpool and his appointment marks a significant coup for FSG, which has convinced the two-times Bundesliga champion to abandon his sabbatical from the game after four months. Guardian