Both Chelsea and Man City tried unsuccessfully to lure the German to the top flight last summer.
A whole host of big-name Premier League clubs have been dealt a huge blow after it emerged in Germany that in-demand Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp was being lined up to take over from current national team boss Joachim Low, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Mail.
The coveted Dortmund trainer has been closely monitored by a number of top-flight sides following the recent success that he has brought to the previously struggling Bundesliga side.
Since taking over as manager of the Ruhr Valley team five years ago, Klopp has won back-to-back league titles, including the double in 2011-12, as well as leading Dortmund all the way through to last season’s Uefa Champions League final at Wembley Stadium, only for his side to lose to arch-rivals Bayern Munich.
As a result, it is understood that both mega-rich Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City tried to poach Klopp during the summer, only for the 46-year-old to reject each club in order to remain with Dortmund instead.
And now it has been revealed in Germany that the national football association want Klopp to replace current team manager Low when his contract expires in 2016, which interestingly is also the same time the Dortmund coach is set to leave his club role too.