Jurgen Klopp is committed to Borussia Dortmund…for now.
As the club sits dead last in the Bundesliga with just 16 points through 19 games, many have begun to question whether Klopp would leave the struggling club.
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After their loss against a ten-man Augsburg side, players went to the stands to talk try and talk with the upset fans. It was Dortmund’s fist ever loss to Augsburg.
Speaking today, Klopp said there is “no chance” he resigns, despite the club’s recent woes.
My battery is completely full after the winter break and is not empty after just two games. There is no chance I will resign. I am convinced of our mission in the second half of the season. We need to build on the good. We just have to be more brave in all the right moments than we were last night.”
It is a strange situation for Borussia Dortmund, as the club won its group in Champions League play, yet is battling for survival in the Bundesliga.
Klopp has been at Dortmund since 2008, and is one of the most well-respected managers throughout Europe. If he were to leave the club, you can guarantee his phone would be ringing off the hook with new offers.
Upper management has ruled out sacking Klopp, who led Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012. Also considering the club’s strong form in Europe, the big bosses are remaining loyal to their manager.
It seems Klopp is all-in for Dortmund for the rest of the season, but how much longer will he stay? If the club is relegated into the second division, it is highly unlikely a manager of Klopp’s stature wouldn’t leave for a high-profile offer.
Could he be headed to a Premier League club? Only time will tell.