Jurgen Klopp Rules Out Replacing Sacked David Moyes At Man Utd
Jurgen Klopp has already ruled himself out of the running to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager after he was relieved of his duties this morning
Jurgen Klopp has already ruled himself out of the running to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager after he was relieved of his duties this morning, according to the Guardian.
Speculation intensified on Monday afternoon that Moyes was set for the chop after a disastrous first season in charge since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, and the club confirmed that the Scot had been sacked on their official website early on Tuesday morning.
Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has been placed in charge for the remaining four games of the season but United fans immediately started debating who should be installed on a permanent basis this summer, with Jurgen Klopp one of the early favourites.
The Guardian claim that United officials made contact with Klopp’s people recently to enquire about the possibility of him replacing Moyes. However, the 46-year-old has already ruled out making the switch to Old Trafford after telling the newspaper that although he feels ‘very familiar’ with the United fans, his commitment to Borussia Dortmund is ‘unbreakable’.
“Man Utd 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.”
Klopp recently signed a new contract at Dortmund until 2018 and has always maintained he’s determined to get the club challenging Bayern Munich again for the top honours in Germany.
Since taking charge at Dortmund in 2008, Klopp has led them to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 as well as a Champions League final in 2013, but they have fallen well behind Bayern over the past 24 months and have lost star men Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to their great rivals.
I think it’s fair to say he would be top of many clubs’ wish-list if they needed a new manager but it seems not even the challenge of rebuilding a club like Manchester United is going to be enough to lure him away from Dortmund any time soon.
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