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.