‘Fantastic coach, amazing person, a winner’ – Football’s finest on Liverpool-bound Klopp

first_imgFormer Borussia Dortmund star Paul Lambert:“He will bring back the feel-good factor.“He will get that enthusiasm he generates through to the crowd and that will bounce from the stadium onto the pitch. And that will make the players feel better about themselves and feel they can run that extra yard.“Liverpool and Dortmund are similar types of clubs with the fan bases they’ve got. Going to Liverpool won’t phase him because he’s done it in front of 80,000 every week and he knows the history behind Liverpool. He will know exactly what he’s going to walk into.”READ MORE FROM PAUL LAMBERT ON JURGEN KLOPP HEREFormer Norway international turned Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft:“What Liverpool will get from Klopp is an ambassador, a symbol. A club like Liverpool need a manager who sells Liverpool, who is clear in his message.“He is an amazing human being. He touches everybody, he hugs everybody, he has this passion around him.“He wouldn’t have gone to a club who he didn’t like – he is that kind of guy. When he went to Dortmund he said he wanted to build up the club and he built them up, taking them all the way to the Champions League final.“Liverpool will love him. English football will love him. You will have a Mourinho type of guy, just a nice one!”READ MORE FROM JAN AAGE FJORTOFT ON JURGEN KLOPP HERE 3 Liverpool will announce the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as their new manager by the end of the week.The German has been in talks with the Reds over succeeding Brendan Rodgers and is expected on Merseyside on Thursday to finalise a three-year deal.Liverpool fans appear hugely excited by his impending arrival at Anfield and with good reason – as Klopp has received ringing endorsements from various figures within the game.Here’s what they say about the 48-year-old…World Cup-winning Germany manager Joachim Low:“He had an extraordinarily successful time in Dortmund. He released loads of emotions in the Dortmund crowd.“If you look at it from afar there are some parallels between Dortmund and Liverpool with the fantastic supporters’ culture. Klopp would be a great addition to any team.”Borussia Dortmund and Germany star Mats Hummels:“There is no doubt he is a fantastic coach, a great coach. When people put their minds to the question about what he is going to do post Dortmund, then clubs like Liverpool had to enter the frame. “He lives, breathes and thinks football day after day. He is a fantastic addition to any side and I will certainly keep my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.” 3 Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer:“He is fantastic. He is one of the best coaches I know in the whole world, and he was really a milestone for Borussia Dortmund.“He took over the club and made them into a world-class team. If Liverpool has the chance to sign Jurgen Klopp then they should do it.“He likes to talk. There are not many coaches left in the world that like to talk so much to the players but he is one of them.“Liverpool is also one of the biggest clubs in the world, so Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp is definitely a good combination.“He is also a winner.”Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke:“He is a very good coach because he has a good mentality for it. Every player he has in his hands, he makes them better, you can be sure.“It is wonderful to work with him because he has a big understanding of the problems of the club.“He has a good style of playing football and I don’t know if he will go to Liverpool or to another club, but the club who gets him gets a very good manager.”Champions League-winning former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann:“He is the ideal candidate for the job.“The fans will take to him and he had a very good relationship with all the players he worked with in the past. You have to bring the emotion out again because it can be a powerful thing at Anfield and he is the ideal man to do that.“He can create that spark, that emotion, and give people hope again, which I think has been lost in the last 12 months.“He has got a lot of love and passion for the game and this is why I think he fits the bill perfectly and why I think he will be a success.”READ MORE FROM DIETMAR HAMANN ON JURGEN KLOPP HERE Jurgen Klopp with Franz Beckenbauer 3last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell, the only celebrity to be interviewed by all FOUR Late Late Show presenters, said he hopes the RTE show will go on forever.The singer, who was interviewed by Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny, Gerry Ryan and Ryan Tubridy, will appear on the show’s 50th anniversary special tonight.The Donegal entertainer told Donegaldaily.com that all presenters brought a unique style to the show. “Somebody reminded me that I am the only person to be interview on the show by all four presenters.“Of course Gerry presented the show when Pat’s mother passed away and it was sad that he died.“All four were very different presenters but they all brought their own unique style to the programme,” he said.Daniel said his earliest memory of The Late Late Show was when his sister Margaret (Margo) appeared with Gay Byrne in the late 1960s. “I was only a boy and Margaret was only 16 or 17 and it was such a huge deal.“We all sat around the television and watched her and we jus couldn’t believe she was on the show.“When she came home to Donegal we had a big party for her.“Even now when I go on the show I get a little nervous because it is the biggest show on Irish telelvision,” he said.The singer said he estimates that he has been on the show on up to 20 occasions. However he says the occasion that sticks most in his mind is the show which Pat Kenny hosted for the victims of the Omagh Bombing.“I was singing on the show that night and it is something I will never forget. It was such a touching occasion.“People have their own favourite Late Late Shows but there are really so many great moments that it’s difficult to pick one which really stands out,” he said.Daniel said he hopes the Late Late Show will go on forever saying it was “part and parcel” of Irish society now. “People said that when Gay left it wouldn’t be the same and they said the same when Pat left.“I know numbers might be down but there is so much choice on television channels these days that people can choose whatever they want to watch.“But I think the Late Late Show has and always will be part of Irish culture and I hope it continues,” he said.DANIEL SAYS HE HOPES THE LATE LATE SHOW GOES ON FOREVER was last modified: June 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnellLate Late Showlast_img read more


first_imgGlenties Community Action Group will be holding registration for inclusion in the new Glenties/Fintown Text Alert System next Monday March 31st and Tuesday April 1st at Inniskeel Co Op in Glenties and The Railway Inn, Fintown.Forms will be available for willing participants to fill out at both locations or if you have a form already filled out it can be dropped into either location with your €5 registration fee.Registration will be accepted during the opening hours of both premises. This scheme has been devised as a way of creating a feeling of safety and security in the Glenties/Fintown area and considerable work and preparation has gone into the schemes creation.The group already has a sizeable response to the scheme and we encourage as many people as possible to sign up to the Text Alert system and be part of making our community a safer place.REGISTRATION NIGHT TO STEP UP GLENTIES TEXT ALERT SCHEME was last modified: March 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGlentiesregistration nighttext alertlast_img read more