Jurgen Klopp wants to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer according to German newspaper Bild.
The report claims the 47-year-old manager will ask BVB chief Hans-Joachim Watzke to prematurely release him from his current deal which doesn’t expire until 2018.
Klopp only extended his contract at the beginning of last season.
The report claims that after seven years managing the club, the coach feels exhausted and wishes to take a break from the world of football – with Bild suggesting he may also wants to leave the Bundesliga.
However, the German tabloid also claims Klopp wants to leave the club because of a quite disastrous season.
BVB have almost no hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League following some inexplicably poor Bundesliga form that sees them currently 37 points behind Bayern Munich in the table.
This has been compounded by a hopeless defeat to Juventus in the Champions League round of 16.
Klopp is also said to have had more frequent disagreements with sporting director Michael Zorc with an almost total breakdown of communication in recent months.
Bild claim Dortmund will now look to former FSV Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel to succeed Klopp’s reign at the club.
It was expected earlier this week that Tuchel would confirm a deal with Hamburg but this unexpectedly broke down after it was known of Klopp’s desire to exit BVB.
Tuchel has supposedly been offered a 4-year-contrct with a salary of up to €20 million during that time – but this has yet to be ratified by both parties.
It’s not abundantly clear what Jurgen Klopp’s next move will be, but with the doubts over current Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s future, you can expect the speculation to start in earnest almost immediately.