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Jurgen Klopp could replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City boss

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Jurgen Klopp has emerged as the clear favourite to take over as Manchester City manager after announcing he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail. 

Klopp announced his decision in a news conference on Wednesday and bookmakers have now slashed his odds on a move to the Premier League giants.

City struggles 

With Manchester City labouring in fourth place coming off the back of a dreadful run of form, City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been left fearing for his job.

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"You are wrong if you think that, at this club, you are out if you don't win the title," the Chilean, 61, said.

"If we miss the top four then maybe it will be different because that would not be the same thing."

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Pellegrini’s men were level with Chelsea at the top of the table after the New Year's Day fixtures but have lost five league matches since.

Victory over West Ham on Sunday has steadied the ship somewhat but City’s rich owners are unlikely to be happy with a season absent of a single major trophy.

Previous meeting 

Director of Football at the Etihad - Txiki Begiristain – met with Klopp in 2013 after overseeing the removal of Roberto Mancini as City manager, so the German is not unfamiliar with those in power in Manchester.

Whether Pellegrini can keep his job after failing to defend his Premier League crown – like Mancini – remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure; Jurgen Klopp will be a wanted man this summer.

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