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Jurgen Klopp's Famous Comedic Quotes

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has announced that he will be stepping down as the club's coach at the end of this season. The German has spent seven years at Dortmund and helped turn it back into a European power.

We take a look at some of his comical quotes throughout his Dortmund career:

Klopp on his qualities as a defender.

"Unfortunately I was never able to transfer what was in my head onto the pitch during my playing career. I had the talent for the regional leagues and the brain for the Bundesliga - so I ended up in the second division."

On his ambitions as a coach, as opposed to a player.

"I've had to put up with poor football for long enough - mainly my own."

When asked whether he was a 'one-night man' after moving temporarily to the top of the Bundesliga early last season.

"Maybe that was the case when I was 17 or 18."

Klopp touched on the 'difficulties' facing modern footballers.

"It doesn't make it any easier to run your heart out when you've just woken up in a five-star hotel. Too much comfort makes you comfortable."

Following Dortmund's first victory at Bayern Munich in almost 20 years.

"When we last won in Munich, most of these players were still on breast milk."

After the Japanese star Shinji Kagawa scored a header against Karpaty Lviv.

"We didn't practise with the heading pendulum. Unfortunately you can't set it that low."

Klopp got asked how he remains discreet when out in public.

"In extreme situations, you have to think fast. At one of my mates' stag parties, we all dressed up as Father Christmas - fully masked!"

Klopp to his Schalke counterpart Fred Rutten in the lift as they made their way to the post-match press conference - following a 3-3 draw.

"If it smells of sweat in here, it's me. The match was just so exciting!"

The secret behind Klopp's ever-changing facial hair.

"I don't really know how often I shave. There's no regular rhythm. I can't see myself in the mirror in the morning anyway - I'm too short-sighted."

Which is your favourite Jurgen Klopp quote or memory? 


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