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Klopp set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has asked to leave the club, according to the German publication BILD.

BVB have scheduled a press conference for this morning where it is believed the news will be officially released.

Klopp’s current contract runs until 2018, but the 47-year-old has reportedly told Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke he wants to leave at the conclusion of the season.

According to BILD, Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Klopp at Mainz, is the leading candidate to take over for the manager this summer. Tuchel was offered the Hamburg job earlier this week but turned it down.

Under Klopp’s guidance, Dortmund won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and reached the 2013 Champions League final.

However, this season the team has struggled in the Bundesliga and are in danger of missing out on European football altogether next season. They were also eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 by Juventus.

In the past, Klopp has been linked with a host of managerial positions including Liverpool and Arsenal.

Should the Dortmund boss leave the club in the summer, his name will undoubtedly be mentioned as a possible replacement to any manager who might currently be on the hot seat.

The manager is reportedly unlikely to take a sabbatical (a la Pep Guardiola). So it is safe to say he will made the frontrunner to take over for under-fire Manchester City boss, Manuel Pellegrini.

Klopp’s departure from the club could also cue the exit of defender Mats Hummels, who has been heavily-linked with a summer move to Manchester United.

 

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Daniel

    April 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Imagine Klopp at City. As good as Toure can be he wouldn’t get a game because Klopp is all about the pressing game. Most of those players at City would have to step up. Saying that I don’t think he’s the right fit for City. It would be great to see him at Newcastle, West Ham or even Liverpool. This is definitely not set in stone http://goo.gl/SGUA10

    • Brian

      April 15, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      I agree that wherever Klopp goes that team will be all about pressing. With City about to revamp with the likes of Toure and company about to depart Klopp could bring in new players to suit his tactics.

      Liverpool already have players who know how to press so he would be a great fit there. With Rodgers having underperformed this season and if Liverpool don’t win the FA Cup (unlikely as it’s Arsenal’s to lose) and don’t finish in the top 4 (more than likely to happen)then FSG could well hire Klopp especially since he can work with a Director of Football which is what they prefer at Liverpool. Rodgers took the job only if there wasn’t a DOF.

  2. Borussia DortMan

    April 15, 2015 at 10:31 am

    A very sad day for Dortmund. Klopp acheived great success for the club and will be missed. However, this season has been very disappointing and Klopp is partly to blame with his tactics. However, only a fool would want him out after his track record. I think Klopp felt that he’s taken the club as far as he could take them and thought it was best to part ways. Farewell Jurgen.

    • Borussia DortMan

      April 15, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Also Bild is keen on Thomas Tuchel of Mainz to replace Klopp. He is a young manager with tactical flexibility. This may be what the club needs going forward.

  3. brn442

    April 15, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Pellegrini’s fate is practically sealed if this is true.

    • Flyvanescence

      April 15, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Pellegrinis fate is beyond sealed. Its chiseled in stone.

  4. Fred the Red

    April 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Well Carlo if you don’t win the league or the undecima this season then you know who your replacement is…

    • Peter Quinn

      April 15, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Zidane is replacing Ancelotti. Either this year or the next. The club have had that lined up for some time now.

  5. jtm371

    April 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Kloop to City in 3 2 1.

    • Flyvanescence

      April 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Take it how you will but the bookies have slashed the odds for that to 11:10.

      Bloody hope theyre right.

  6. christian

    April 15, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Sheikh Mansour on line one…

  7. Martin J.

    April 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

    He could get his pick of several clubs who need a better manager or who would want to change things to go in a different direction. Milan and Napoli in Serie A might be looking for managers, while in the EPL City will definitely be looking for a new manager and possibly Liverpool.

  8. Lewandowski

    April 15, 2015 at 8:23 am

    He’s probably going to coach Milan. That would be a great fit for him. He’d get a project and a club with illustrious history.
    Roma look shaky for next season and with a couple additions Milan could make the Champions league places next season.

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