Jurgen Klopp steps down as coach of Borussia Dortmund!!
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.
The 47-year-old German asked to be released from his contract, which had been due to run until 2018.
“It’s not that I’m tired, I’ve not had contact with another club but don’t plan to take a sabbatical,” he said in a press conference.
Klopp has coached Dortmund since 2008, taking them to two league titles and the Champions League final in 2012-13, but they are currently 10th in the Bundesliga this season.
Klopp told a news conference: “I always said in that moment where I believe I am not the perfect coach anymore for this extraordinary club I will say so.
“I really think the decision is the right one. This club deserves to be coached from the 100% right manager.”
Referring to the departures of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, he added: “I chose this time to announce it because in the last few years some player decisions were made late and there was no time to react.”
Regarded as one of the most talented coaches in Europe, the charismatic Klopp led Dortmund to successive Bundesliga titles and became the first Dortmund boss to win the domestic double.
He also guided them to the Champions League final, in which they were beaten 2-1 by fellow German side Bayern Munich at Wembley.