Heart Of Football

Unlike Mourinho, Klopp embodies players-first approach

The quintessential difference between Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp is, in a word, ego. The way that they manage men; the light they cast upon success.

With Mourinho, it is all about him. Every assessment begins with the word "I". With Klopp, it is a collective game. The stars shine not for him, but for the team.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'Unlike Mourinho, Klopp embodies players-first approach'. Print Edition | Subscribe