Jens Lehmann comments on Klopp to Liverpool, and does he have his own motives?

Jens Lehmann

Former Arsenal star Jens Lehmann is excited that Jurgen Klopp is heading to Liverpool.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has welcomed Jurgen Klopp's imminent appointment at Liverpool.

The retired ex-Germany international believes Klopp can open doors for his countrymen to land jobs in the Premier League, believing they are too insular.

Channel News Asia reported he told SID, an AFP subsidiary: "It would be good for German football if he went there.

"If he is successful, it would be good for coaching in Germany to step out of the shadows it has been lurking in for the last few years."

Amazingly, there has never been a German to manage in the Premier League, while Uwe Rosler at Leeds United is currently working in the Championship, Lehmann is keen to see Klopp buck a trend.

Does he have his own vested interests?

German channel Sport1 reported last year Lehmann has been taking sports management course, and linked him to a then vacant job at his former club Stuttgart.

Lehmann even told The Mirror back in 2011 one of his aims was to become a Premier League manager one day, stating: "I can well imagine working for a club in England."

It's not a stretch to suggest he has ambitions of managing former club Arsenal one day, but will need to gain experience first in order to take on such a high profile role.

Yet if Klopp can forge success at Liverpool, several years down the line, who knows what the future holds for Gunners cult hero Lehmann.

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