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Front Runner Now Rules Himself Out Of Contention For The Manchester United Job

German has been in the Ruhr Valley since 2008. 

In-demand Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp has rejected the opportunity to be considered for the vacant managerial role at Manchester United, according to reports on BBC Sport Online.

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The highly rated young German trainer has been mentioned as a possible contender to take over from the recently sacked David Moyes at the Theatre of Dreams in recent days after the Scot was given his marching orders by the Premier League champions on Tuesday morning.

Klopp, 46, is currently one of the most sought-after young trainers plying his trade on the Continent on the back of the impressive work that he has done since taking charge of the Bundesliga outfit in 2008.

In the intervening six-year period, the German has managed to guide Dortmund to back-to-back top-flight titles in 2011 and 2012, the German Cup in 2012, while last season Klopp also managed to guide the Bundesliga side all the way through to the final of the Uefa Champions League, where they lost 2-1 to arch-rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium.

However, with Klopp habving only recently put pen to paper on a new deal that now ties him to the Ruhr Valley until 2018, he says that there is absolutely no way that he would ever break that contract, even for the chance to manage United.

“I find it a little uncomfortable having to turn somebody down without them making an enquiry,” Klopp said.

“But it seems like I have got to do it anyway. There are about 1,000 reasons why I’m so happy to be working here.”

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