Liverpool throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark refuses to rule out working for rivals Manchester United and Spurs
- Liverpool throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has refused to rule out the departure
- The Dane works on a freelance basis, which means that he is not bound by a contract
- He used Manchester United and Tottenham as examples of a possible move
- Liverpool has seen an improvement in ball retention since joining in 2018
Liverpool’s throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has refused to work for rivals Manchester United or Tottenham in the future.
The specialist coach used Twitter to explain recent quotes from an interview with the German outlet Kicker where he claimed to be able to play at another club at the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp hired Gronnemark 18 months ago and the Reds have seen a significant improvement in ball retention during matches.
Liverpool throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has refused to work for rival clubs
But in the interview, the coach hinted that he could leave at the end of the campaign because he is not bound by a contract as a freelancer.
“I don’t know, maybe I’ll be at Tottenham or Manchester United next year, because I’m not bound as a freelancer,” said Gronnemark when asked about his future.
“I shouldn’t be a direct competitor in any season, that’s my rule. That is why I have already rejected a top offer from England this season.
The specialist coach is a freelancer without a contract, but does not work for rival clubs at the same time
“But I would really like to prove myself in Germany. I don’t know anyone who does it professionally like I do.
“Of course, more and more people are recognizing the potential, and now some co-trainers are looking at the subject.”
But Gronnemark clarified his comments on Twitter.
He said, “Just to make things right. I am a freelancer. I make new contracts every summer. The mentioned clubs are just random to explain my position as a freelancer.
“I am very happy at LFC (Liverpool). Let’s see what the future holds. Stay safe.’
Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool hired a throw-in coach in August 2018, but the Dane has learned that throwing in throwers is a more serious part of the game than many often think they are.
The information Gronnemark provides is used by both the first team and the academy and has been successful throughout the club.
The Dane also collaborates with the Belgian club K.A.A Gent and participated in a session earlier in January