How Klopp's playing career shaped his coaching style

One of the biggest reasons so many people love Jürgen Klopp is his self-deprecating humour. In 2008, when he became manager of Borussia Dortmund, a newspaper asked him why he had never made it to the Bundesliga as a player. Klopp replied: "I had fourth-division talent and a first-division head. That resulted in the second division." 

He grew so fond of his own witticism that he repeated the line four years later, after he'd led Dortmund to the league title, with a tiny but telling twist. He told a Berlin newspaper: "I had fourth-division feet and a first-division head." 

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