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Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge regrets 2008 snub for Liverpool boss Klopp

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge regrets snubbing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp 13 years ago.

Rummenigge admits he regrets the decision to hire Jurgen Klinnsmann as manager in 2008 - after the club held productive talks with Klopp.

The German giants were on the lookout for a new manager after Ottmar Hitzfeld quit the club to take charge of the Switzerland national team. Klopp was available after quitting Mainz, where he had built up a reputation as one of German football's most promising managers.

"Uli was in talks with Klopp at the time. We had to make a swift decision and then we agreed to get Jurgen (Klinnsmann)," Rummenigge told ZDF Sport.

Rummenigge admits he regrets the decision to hire the German icon.

He added: "I was partly responsible for bringing Jurgen Klinsmann on as a coach. Unfortunately, that didn't work.

“That was also due to FC Bayern, but it just didn't work. I'm very sorry. It wasn't a good decision for both parties."

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