Jurgen Klopp again rules himself out of Manchester United running

Dortmund manager insists ‘there are about 1000 reasons’ why he is staying in Germany

Borussia Dortmund’s coach Jurgen Klopp (right), seen here with attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has again ruled him out of the running for the Manchester United job. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters

Borussia Dortmund’s coach Jurgen Klopp (right), seen here with attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has again ruled him out of the running for the Manchester United job. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters

Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 19:29

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United, and insists he has not been approached for the job either.

Klopp had emerged as a leading candidate to replace David Moyes, who was sacked earlier this week, but at Thursday’s press conference to preview Dortmund’s Bundesliga clash with Bayer Leverkusen this weekend he was quick to nip speculation in the bud.

“I find it a little uncomfortable having to turn somebody down without them even making an enquiry,” said the 46-year-old. “But it seems like I have got to do it anyway. There are about 1000 reasons why I am so happy to be working at this club.”

Klopp signed a contract extension with Dortmund until 2018 last October and, despite saying he finds the Red Devils “a really great club”, he is not tempted to leave Westphalia to work in the Barclays Premier League.

The charismatic coach had already ruled himself out of taking over at Barcelona next season and said “nobody has to have any concerns” about him breaking his deal with Dortmund. “I’m still really happy here,” he said.

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