The best stats from Jurgen Klopp’s 1,000 games in management

When Mainz’s sporting director Christian Heidel revealed the club’s new manager in an understated and hurriedly arranged press conference in February 2001, the confusion among the smattering of local journalists swiftly turned into derision.

“The whole table roared with laughter,” Heidel told Raphael Honigstein in his biography of the then rookie coach Jurgen Klopp, Bring the Noise. “They all cracked up. They took the piss out of us the next day in the papers.”

Almost 22 years on, Klopp has enjoyed a supremely successful management career which has brought plenty of support, success and…

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