Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he turned down an offer from a "historical English club" two years ago.
The German manager took charge at Anfield in October 2015, just weeks after the Reds parted ways with Brendan Rodgers. He took over the role at the Merseyside club, just months after leaving Borussia Dortmund after the end of the 2014/15 season.
Around that time, Manchester United were struggling under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. Chelsea, too, had endured a disappointing campaign under Jose Mourinho, just months after winning the league in May 2015.
Goal.com reports both United and Chelsea would have been expected to look at bringing in Klopp, when he was without a job after leaving Dortmund.
Klopp, who is now at Liverpool, refused to reveal the name of the club. However, he confirmed the difference in opinion on how the "historical English club" understood football was the reason behind his decision to snub the offer.
"Why Liverpool? I had an offer of another historical English club two years ago, but I never felt comfortable with how they understood football," Klopp was quoted as saying by Soccer Laduma.
"It didn't feel right. When Liverpool called, I can't explain it. It was right," the Anfield club's manager added.
Klopp's former coach Eckhard Krautzun earlier revealed the ex-Bundesliga manager had ambitions to manage United. Krautzun even spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson in order to explain to the Red Devils legend that it was Klopp's dream job to be the manager at Old Trafford.
According to the Telegraph, United sources confirmed that Klopp had a chance to be Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford in 2013. The deal did not take shape as he rejected a chance to manage the Premier League giants four years ago.
Klopp was speaking at a charity event in Cape Town, South Africa on 9 November, where he was the special guest. He also expressed his desire to help Liverpool win their first Premier League title.
"We have to improve, 100%. But we will. We are fine and the owners are happy. Liverpool is a fantastic club, and my aim is to win the Premier League with it," the former Dortmund boss explained.