Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp is looking set to quit the Bundesliga club more than three years before the end of his current contract, and he is now the favourite to take over at Manchester City.
Klopp has been with Dortmund since 2008 and has enjoyed incredible success with the German club over the past seven years, but this season has been disappointing and the club have called a press conference to address their coach’s pending exit at 12:30 BST (07:30 ET).
Dortmund currently sit in 10th place in the Bundesliga and there is a real danger that they won’t qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League – a competition Klopp guided the team to the final of in 2013.Embed from Getty Images
Klopp reportedly wants some time away from football but he has already been backed as the favourite to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City this summer.
Pellegrini is looking set to leave, and is the favourite to be axed next in the Premier League as the reigning champions are currently 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and are in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification themselves.
A major shake-up is expected to take place at City in the next few months and a new manager will likely be the first step.Embed from Getty Images
Klopp is now as low as 11/10 favourite to take over the City job from Pellegrini as his time in Germany looks to be coming to an end.
The Dortmund coach has also been linked with the Arsenal job in the past but moving to City this summer would surely see an end to those rumours.
Would Jurgen Klopp be the right man to bring success to Manchester City? Should he leave Dortmund?