Whisper Commissioned to Make Champions League Doc for Channel 4


Channel 4 has commissioned Whisper Films to make a documentary on the English football club managers Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the UEFA Champions League final.

Titled Klopp vs Poch—Battle of the Supermanagers, the one-hour doc will preview the final with an in-depth look at the two managers, featuring insight from a number of football personalities, including John Barnes, Jermaine Jenas, Steven Gerrard, Jurgen Klinsmann, Glenn Hoddle, Gabby Logan, Les Ferdinand, Neil Ruddock, Matthew Syed and Chelcee Grimes. The documentary is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, on Channel 4. Klopp and Pochettino will guide the two English clubs in the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid, Spain on Saturday, June 1.

Fatima Salaria, Channel 4’s head of specialist factual, said: “On the eve of a seminal final that sees European football dominated by two remarkable English clubs, this program takes the opportunity to examine the art of the manager in the modern game. Who are these hugely charismatic and influential executives who are able to make millions for their employers and transform the lives of fans through success on the pitch? How do these two very distinct personalities and coaching styles get the very best from their players?”

Whisper Films CEO Sunil Patel added: “It’s fantastic to be producing something associated with such a huge sporting moment and to be uncovering unique insights about the two central characters. It’s a fascinating subject; story-telling is an intrinsic part of what we do and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to tell the story of Klopp vs. Pochettino, two world-renowned sporting managers.”