Terzic welcomes 'euphoric' Klopp

First-team coach Edin Terzic believes his former boss Jurgen Klopp will bring 'excitement' to Liverpool and the Barclays Premier League
Edin Terzic has welcomed Jurgen Klopp to the Barclays Premier League after his former boss was appointed as Liverpool manager.

West Ham United’s first-team coach served as a scout and coach under Klopp during the German’s hugely successful spell in charge of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, where the pair won back-to-back league titles and reached the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.

Terzic, who left Dortmund to join Slaven Bilic’s backroom staff at Turkish club Besiktas in summer 2013 before following his compatriot to West Ham United in June this year, could not help but smile when he learned of Klopp’s arrival at Anfield.

“He is definitely going to bring some real excitement to this league,” said the 32-year-old. “I think the media guys are going to love him because he is very intelligent, he is funny and he is very successful.

“I am very happy for him and his staff, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, and I think basically it’s going to be a great, great deal for Liverpool, for the city and for the whole region because he is very emotional and he will bring euphoria to the whole club and to the whole region. For their supporters I think it’s going to be great, too.”
I think basically it’s going to be a great, great deal for Liverpool, for the city and for the whole region
Klopp’s infectious personality, enthusiasm and passion made him a popular figure among Dortmund fans, but it was the bespectacled 48-year-old’s outstanding achievement in making Borussia Germany’s top club ahead of Bayern Munich that really set him apart.

As someone who worked as a member of Klopp’s technical staff, why does Terzic believe his former colleague was so successful at the Westfalenstadion?

“He loves to have like an organised chaos, if you know what I mean!” the Hammers coach smiled. “What I mean is that there are rules in defence for organisation, but in the offense it is as fast as possible and scoring as many goals as possible, so for watching their games it is very good.”

New Kop king Klopp announced himself to the British media on Friday morning by labelling himself ‘The Normal One’, when asked to give himself a Jose Mourinho-esque nickname.

Terzic agreed with that self-assessment, before being asked for a single word to describe his current boss Bilic. After a long period of thought, the first-team coach’s response was one which will encourage all Hammers fans.

“If you are searching for one word to describe Slaven, he is the ‘The Ambitious One!’.”