After the announcement of his surprise exit from Dortmundx Borussia by the end of this season, speculations are now mounting as to where manager Jurgen Klopp will be headed next. However, Manchester City has denied they are considering him to be their next head.
Klopp’s name came up in the list of potential candidates for United’s new manager after he announced his exit from Dortmund on Wednesday. Manchester itself is said to be considering replacing current manager Manuel Pellegrini after a lacklustre season for the team. The 2014 Premier League champions has since slid to fourth place in the current season and has suffered consecutive losses.
However, Man City was quick to clarify that they are not eyeing Klopp as a replacement for Pellegrini. City officials earlier said that they are still giving the embattled manager the end of the season before deciding on his fate.
Another team that is rumoured to be considering Klopp is Arsenal. However, current Gunners had Arsene Wenger quickly dismissed the speculations. “I am not an agency to place managers,” Wenger candi9dly responded when asked about the issue. “I find that circus a bit ridiculous, honestly.” The manager still has until 2017 in his current contract with Arsenal.
Sources close to Klopp clarified that the manager is yet to hold negotiation with any potential team wanting his service.
And while talks of who Klopp’s next team would be are ongoing, the speculations on who will be his successor in Dortmund has also generated a lot of interest. According to a report published by German newspaper Bild, former Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel is leading the favourites for the Borussians’ new head.
Tuchel, who is currently on a sabbatical from football, has yet to make a comment on the matter, while Dortmund said that they have yet to consider a successor for Klopp. However, team CEO Hans Joachim Watzke stressed that they will be taking “security before speed” into account for the decision.