Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes there is no reason why German managers can't succeed in the Premier League.

​Jurgen Klopp is the newest appointed manager in the Premier League after agreeing a 3-year-deal with Liverpool on Thursday, and Ferguson backs him for success in the English top-flight.

Jurgen Klopp's appointment makes him only the second German-born manager to manage in the Premier League after Felix Magath.


​“Absolutely [they can succeed],” he told German magazine Kicker.

​“Of course. Only a few English managers work in the Premier League - the last time one won the title was in 1992.

​“Scots, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italians work successfully here so why not Germans? There’s no reason why they couldn’t approach it with confidence.”


​Ferguson did, however, admitted his concern with regards to Liverpool's transfer committee, revealing that he would have struggled to work with a structure like that.

"Although a lot of things have changed, the manager still has to have the last words on buying players," he said. "There are organisations that say to a manager, 'These are our players for next year.'

"I doubt that I could deal with that. They take away responsibility from you but you don't know who you'll get." - finished Alex Ferguson.