Sunday 19 November 2017

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp 'rules himself out of the United job'

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp
Garreth Murphy

Garreth Murphy

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of succeeding David Moyes at Manchester United, according to reports this morning.

The 46-year-old German had emerged as a major contender to replace Moyes, but he has let United know that any move to secure his services would be rebuffed.

In an interview with the Guardian this morning, Klopp said: "Manchester United is a great club and I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans. But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable."

The Bundesliga club are adamant that he is going nowhere. "Jurgen Klopp already dismissed rumours linking him to Barcelona on our official homepage on Saturday. He will stay until 2018 - no ifs and buts," Dortmund director of communications Sascha Fligge said in a statement.

Klopp has also been linked with Barcelona as a possible Gerardo Martino replacement at the Nou Camp.

However, he is quoted this morning as saying:"No one needs to worry. We are all still a bit in love with this club and the way things are handled here."

The former FSV Mainz coach extended his contract until 2018 in October

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