Liverpool’s foreign managers

Germany’s Jurgen Klopp has become Liverpool’s third foreign manager in their history. Here Press Association Sport compares his record to what the previous two achieved both before and during their time at Anfield.

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Mainz (2001-08) Trophies: 0

Won promotion to Bundlesliga for first time in club’s history. Qualified for the 2005-06 UEFA Cup. Relegated in 2006-07.

Borussia Dortmund (2008-15) Trophies: 6 – Bundesliga champions 2011, 2012, DFB Pokal (Cup) 2012, Supercup winners 2008, 2013, 2014, Champions League runners-up 2013.

The 81 points accrued during the 2012 title win was, at the time, the highest amassed in Bundesliga history and the 47 points earned in the second half of the season also set a new record.


Noeux-les-Mines (1976-82) Trophies: 0

Won consecutive promotions to reach French second division.

Lens (1982-85) Trophies: 0

Won promotion to Ligue 1 and qualified for UEFA Cup.

Paris St-Germain (1985-88) Trophies: 1 – Ligue 1 1986

France (1988-92) Trophies: 0

Initially assistant manager, took charge in 1992 but failed to qualify for World Cup.

CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, March 2, 2003: Liverpool's manager Gerard Houllier celebrates winning the League Cup after beating Manchester United 2-0 during the Football League Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool (1998-2004) Trophies: 6 – UEFA Cup 2001, FA Cup 2001, League Cup 2001, 2003, UEFA Super Cup 2001, FA Community Shield 2001.

Joined as joint-manager with Roy Evans – an experiment which lasted less than four months – as Houllier went on to win an historic treble.


Valladolid (1995-96) Trophies: 0

After success with Real Madrid B, Benitez’s first venture into senior management ended after 23 games.

Osasuna (1996) Trophies: 0

Sacked after nine matches.

Extremadura (1997-1999) Trophies: 0

Secured promotion to Primera Division but lasted just one season.

Tenerife (2000-1) Trophies: 0

Secured promotion to Primera Division.

CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and manager Rafael Benitez lift up the FA Cup after victory over West Ham United after the FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by Jason Roberts/Propaganda)

Valencia (2001-04) Trophies: 3 – La Liga 2002, 2004, UEFA Cup 2004.

Reached back-to-back UEFA Champions League finals in 2000 and 2001, losing the latter on penalties to Bayern Munich, before guiding the club to their first La Liga title in 31 years, repeating the feat two years later.

Liverpool (2004-2010) Trophies: 4Champions League 2005, FA Cup 2006, FA Community Shield 2006, UEFA Super Cup 2005.

Secured his place in Liverpool’s gloried history by winning the club’s fifth European Cup in a famous comeback win against AC Milan in Istanbul.