Jurgen Klopp explains what attracts foreign coaches to the Premier League

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One of the big factors behind the heightened excitement for the new Premier League campaign is down to the glittering managerial line up.

Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino, Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have been joined by Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte as the top teams prepare to fight it out for the title once more.

As always, it's almost impossible to pick a winner at this stage of the season and it is that unpredictability that can make the Premier League so enticing for coaches across the world.

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Liverpool manager Klopp, replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield last October and when asked about the experience in the various dugouts across England for the upcoming term, revealed the division's biggest selling points.

Klopp told the Liverpool Echo: “I think all these managers are here because the competition makes it really interesting.

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“If you are three times in a row Spanish champions, three times in a row Bundesliga champions, then you think: ‘okay, let’s try something else’.

“If you are looking for the biggest challenge then you need to go to England. That’s the difference 100%. It’s not like they wanted an easier job. They wanted this."

Guardiola and Conte have both enjoyed league triumphs in their previous roles at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus respectively but Klopp has warned his new rivals not to expect such an easy ride in England.


“Winning the title in England is the biggest challenge of them all. There are the most teams who can.

“It’s not easy in Germany where all the clubs take points from each other. If you want to be in front of Bayern Munich, you have to win all the other games and then a minimum of one against Bayern. They don’t lose.

“There are a few teams in England who have always been playing Champions League in recent years but nobody is satisfied. It’s because one other team has always been better."

“In this country, it’s a very different kind of difficulty. Here you have a number of clubs who think they should be No 1.

“In Germany, there is one team who think they have to be No 1 and one team who think they should be. The rest hope for I don’t know what.”

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Klopp was unable to salvage Liverpool's poor start to the season after losing the Europa League final to Sevilla cost the Reds their best chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

The big money signings of Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum have certainly reaffirmed Klopp's ambitions but the majority of their rivals have also splashed the cash to boost their own chances.

So whichever side can gel the quickest is bound to have an early advantage in the race for the top four and the title.

With so many teams fighting for those elusive Champions League spots, the pressure is now on Klopp and co. to deliver what they were appointed for.

The hire and fire approach most Premier League chairmen have adopted mean the chances of having the same eye-catching manager line up in 12 months time looks almost impossible.

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