Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß praised Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp as an “outstanding coach” ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

World coach: “He has developed into a real world coach,” said Uli Hoeneß in an “RTL / ntv” interview about Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp. In the final in Paris on Saturday, the former Bayern president sees the Premier League football club as favorites “because I think Liverpool are a little bit better”.

Almost at Bayern: According to Hoeneß, former BVB coach Klopp was always an issue at Bayern, so in 2008 both sides had already agreed on a change before Munich decided to sign Jürgen Klinsmann. “I could always have imagined him at Bayern Munich because I think he’s an outstanding coach,” said Hoeneß. The 70-year-old paid particular tribute to Klopp’s development in England: “It’s an accolade when you celebrate such incredible success at a renowned club like Liverpool.”

Ancelotti comeback: The strong season of the former Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti with final opponents Real Madrid surprised Hoeneß: “I have to say honestly, I never thought that he would experience such a triumphant return again,” he said of the 62-year-old, who also won the Spanish championship with Real.

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