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Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of Manchester United gig

Apr 22, 2014, 8:11 AM EST

Borussia Dortmund's coach Klopp acknowledges his fans as he walks past his player Gotze after their Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match against Malaga in Malaga Reuters

Borussia Dortmund wizard Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the Manchester United gig in near-record time following the dismissal of David Moyes from Old Trafford this morning.

Klopp, 46, signed an extension last year that would keep him at the German club through 2018, though that hasn’t stopped his name from being linked with seemingly every big-name opening under the sun.

From The Guardian:

“Man Utd is a great club and I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans. But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable.”

United did inquire about the possibility of attaining his services recently but were told that Klopp was insistent on honouring his contract at the Signal Iduna Park.

Sounds like bad news for Tottenham, Barcelona and whomever else, huh?

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  1. scrummymustard - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    I can still dream though right?

    • Nicholas Mendola - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      We would never want you to stop dreaming. Fly high, dreamer. Fly high!

  2. rafibomb10 - Apr 22, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    This is where I believe an in-house decision makes the most sense. Pep was a smashing success because of his history and playing days with his home club. Barcelona has a set way of doing things, which is why now they are struggling, using an outsider. Manchester United is no different. There is a Red Devil way to do things, and I believe only a Red Devil is equipped to take the lead. I think Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, or whom ever they decide would be a better option in the long run than an outsider. I just don’t think anyone of that “Class of 92′ Generation” is ready just yet.

    Klopp would have been pretty boss thought!

  3. manunited1313 - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Go google ‘Nick Saban: “I will not be the Alabama coach”. People in these positions lie all the time. I will believe it when he steps on the Dortmund sideline next season…

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