Tuesday 19 November 2019

Jurgen Klopp alerts Arsenal by telling Borussia Dortmund he wants to quit

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly asked to leave the German club at the end of year.

Klopp won the Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2010-11 and 2011-12 before guiding them to the Champions League final the following year.

However, a disastrous start to the current domestic season has left them 10th in the table six games to play and almost certain to miss out on European football next season.

That prospect appears to have been crucial in making up Klopp's mind and any imminent departure is likely to alert a number of English club to his availability.

Klopp has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in the past, although it is unlikely Arsene Wenger or Brendan Rodgers are in immediate danger of being replaced.

A far more likely destination is Manchester City, with manager Manuel Pellegrini's job is far less secure after a poor run of form all-but ended his side's hopes of retaining their Premier League title.

Dortmund have announced they are due to hold a press conference at 12.30pm (BST) on today.

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