Wednesday, April 15, 2015 3:44 pm
Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp has announced in a press conference on Wednesday that he will leave the Bundesliga club at the end of this season.
The 47-year old stated, “I have not had any contact with any other clubs, nor have I any plans to take a sabbatical.”
He added that “I just wanted to make my decision known now so that the club can plan for the future.”
Klopp’s imminent exit would bring to an end a seven-year tenure at the Ruhr club, a period that saw Dortmund enjoy their best moments on the domestic and European scene.
Having gone on the brink of bankruptcy, Klopp’s appointment in 2008 was followed by successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.
The Bumblebees also won the DFP Pokal once in 2012, the German Super Cup twice and went all the way to the UEFA Champions League final in 2013 before losing 2-1 to arch rivals Bayern Munich courtesy of a last-minute Arjen Robben strike.
Klopp has previously been linked to Arsenal and Real Madrid, with Manchester City – where manager Manuel Pellegrini is under pressure – mulled as a summer destination for him.