Klopp tipped for SHOCK Borussia Dortmund return with Liverpool exit imminent

Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the season after nine years in charge at Anfield. 

The 56-year-old German shocked the football world back in January when he announced his intention to depart, citing fatigue. 

Liverpool’s plans to replace their Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup-winning manager appear to be entering the final stages with Feyenoord coach Arne Slot now widely expected to take over

That announcement is imminent with other candidates like Xabi Alonso and Ruben Amorim being ruled out earlier in the process

Nuri Sahin Jurgen Klopp

Nuri Sahin Jurgen Klopp

Klopp’s own future is less certain with the manager revealing ahead of Liverpool’s game against Atalanta that he had no plans to re-enter the managerial game any time soon

He is widely believed to be heading for a sabbatical ahead of any mooted comeback further down the line. 

The German national team job was one intriguing option mentioned in the days before Julian Nagelsmann agreed a renewal. 

The former Bayern Munich boss was tipped for a club move this summer upon the conclusion of the European Championship but he will coach the Nationalmannschaft up to the 2026 World Cup in North America. 

It had been suggested that assistant Sandro Wagner might take over following Euro 2024 if Nagelsmann wasn’t going to continue with plans for Klopp to become first-team coach once he’d had a sabbatical in 2025. 

However, with Nagelsmann renewing, those plans came to nothing. 

Shock Dortmund move for Klopp planned

And now comes a report that suggests that Borussia Dortmund are making plans to bring Klopp back to the club with whom he won two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.

However, it would not be a coaching comeback. Instead, senior figures at BVB are reported to have been discussing a “Head of Football” role should he return to the club in 2025, according to the Independent. 

“There is increasing talk around the club about bringing former manager Jurgen Klopp back as head of football in 2025,” writes journalist Miguel Delaney

Quite where this would leave the Yellow and Blacks’ current Director of Football Sebastian Kehl is anyone’s guess. 

Klopp is likely to go off the radar upon his Liverpool exit but if and when he is ready to return to football then there will be no shortage of suitors, Dortmund now included. 

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