Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has extended his Reds tenure until 2024, ensuring he will remain at the helm for a further four-and-a-half years.
Assistant managers Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders have also agreed deals to continue working alongside Klopp.
The deal comes after four hugely successful years in charge of Liverpool for the 52-year-old German, with Klopp detailing his belief that the benefits for both parties of this agreement mean there is nowhere else in world football he’d want to manage.
The German told the club’s official website: “For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.
“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.
“People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it’s not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.
“When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.
“If I didn’t I would not be re-signing.
“For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.” 👊 pic.twitter.com/KFcGGDQLSd
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 13, 2019
“This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.
“I must also highlight the role of our sporting director, Michael Edwards, in this journey so far. His input and collaboration has been just as important as anyone else’s in getting us into a position to compete for the game’s top titles.
“For anyone in football who aspires to compete in an environment where every element of the organisation is at its very best – from the support of the supporters to the vision of the owners – there can be no better place than this.”