Jurgen Klopp has delivered a further blow to Manchester United, having already ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial position.
Following the dismissal of David Moyes earlier on this week Klopp became one of the favourites to take charge of United, but quickly quelled talk by confirming that he was dedicated to the cause at Borussia Dortmund. And now the German boss has wiped away any lingering doubts over his future by claiming that there are “1000 reasons” for him to remain at the Westfalenstadion past the summer.
According to Goal, Klopp told reporters: “It's a bit uncomfortable to give someone a rejection if no request has come. But it must indeed be made apparent anyway."
He then said of Dortmund: "There are about 1000 reasons why I am super happy to work with this club.”
Widely considered to be one of the brightest and most promising managers in the game, Klopp’s decision not to take the United hot seat will be yet more bad news for fans who have endured a terrible season. Though Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti remain possibilities, there’s no doubting that the Dortmund boss would have most probably been the Glazer’s first-choice were he to have signalled intent to take over.
However having overseen the transition from Bundesliga hopefuls to European superpower it would appear that the 46-year-old wants to hang around to see what he can achieve with Dortmund, but may yet become a United boss in the future.