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Jurgen Klopp is ‘very shrewd’ to quit Liverpool, former England manager Glenn Hoddle says | UK News

Jurgen Klopp is ‘very shrewd’ to quit Liverpool, former England manager Glenn Hoddle says | UK News

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has said it’s “very shrewd” of Jurgen Klopp “for his health and his family” to leave Liverpool at the end of the season. Hoddle told Sky News that football management “takes its toll” and the German has “earned the right” to quit on his terms. Klopp, 56, announced on Friday that he will step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season, his eighth one since joining in October 2015. He was, he said in a statement, “running out of energy,” and had realised he couldn’t do the job “again and again and again and again”. Image: Jurgen Klopp celebrates winning the Champions League in 2019. Pic: PA Hoddle called it “a very shrewd move from him, for his health”. He added: “It takes a lot when things are going well, to say ‘I’ve got to take a step back and do the right thing for my health’… the pressure that he’s under, and for him to look inside himself, and think ‘I’m running out of energy’… it’s …

new Twitter rival looks like a shrewd move but Meta lacks credibility

new Twitter rival looks like a shrewd move but Meta lacks credibility

Mark Zuckerberg’s new social media platform, Threads, has been released in smartphone app stores (although not in the EU). Zuckerberg, who is chief executive of Threads’ parent company Meta, says that at least 30 million users signed up in the app’s first day. According to some speculative reporting, Threads might be a reliable alternative to Twitter. Since the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk in October 2022, Twitter has developed a reputation for making hasty decisions regarding user data, safety and the reliable functioning of the site. These have included the saga around replacing the traditional “blue tick” verification system with a paid-for version. Concerns have also been raised around relaxed moderation policies and the removal of free access to Twitter’s API – the program interface that allowed third-party developers and academics to interact with the platform. There has also been speculation that Twitter’s troubles may put off some advertisers. It might look shrewd to launch a Twitter alternative amid the current turbulence. However, early numbers from Meta suggest the likelihood of longer-term and wide-scale …