Jurgen Klopp rules out managing Chelsea

Klopp rules out managing Chelsea
© PA Photos
Reported Chelsea target Jurgen Klopp reveals that he has no intention of quitting as manager of German side Borussia Dortmund.

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed the notion that he could leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer to take charge of Chelsea.

Recent reports had claimed that the 45-year-old was high on the wishlist of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who has been widely tipped to relieve Rafael Benitez of his interim duties at the end of the season.

However, Klopp has insisted that his intention is to see out the remainder of his contract at the Westfalenstadion.

"I have a contract until 2016. I have said 20 times I'll definitely stay until 2016. Everybody thinks I say it but that if a club like Chelsea or Real Madrid come in for me, I will go. This is something I can't change but they will see," he is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

"I was the coach at Mainz before Dortmund for seven years. Each year I could have left for a Bundesliga club but I said 'no, I have a contract, I will stay'. I enjoy what I'm doing here at Dortmund. It's a great club, a great city, everything is okay.

"It is a really big honour for me, ­coming from a small village called Bretten in the Black Forest where 1,500 people live, that somebody thinks I can train Chelsea. It's not a normal story, it's a special story. But I don't think about it."

Since Klopp became Dortmund manager back in 2008, the club have won two Bundesliga titles.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte before the game with Palermo on December 9, 2012
Read Next:
Chelsea consider Conte approach?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand