Zeljko Buvac's Liverpool Future Officially Revealed

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Former assistant manager and Jurgen Klopp’s long-time right-hand man has now officially left Liverpool after having his contract settled with the club, according to an article from Paul Joyce of The Times yesterday.

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Although he was previously thought to be on leave ever since walking away from Liverpool four days prior to the Champions League semi-final clash against Roma back in April, it is now believed he has officially departed.

Klopp and Buvac had been seemingly inseparable ever since starting off as team-mates at Mainz during the 1990s and this partnership carried into management, with Buvac being Klopp’s assistant during his days at Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

The 57-year-old was considered integral to much of Klopp’s success, earning the moniker “The Brain” for his quick-thinking and tactical aptitude.

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It is still unknown exactly why Buvac decided to leave Anfield nine months ago, with possible speculation about Klopp taking ideas from other staff being a factor in his decision.

Although according to Joyce, one thing is certain: if Klopp viewed Buvac as being key to sustaining a title challenge and push for a sixth Champions League, he would have pushed much harder to keep him.

 

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