Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp says he will not leave the Bundesliga club without a fight after they slipped into bottom place.
The 2011 and 2012 league winners have managed just 11 points in 13 games this campaign, and the 49-year-old excepts full responsibility.
While their Champions League run has been decent despite losing 2-0 at Emirates in midweek, Klopp’s men have struggled domestically and were dealt another blow in today’s 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Klopp has emerged as a fan favourite to replace Arsene Wenger, with some even demonstrating for the Frenchman to depart with a banner at Saturday’s 1-0 win away to West Bromwich Albion. However his sides domestic form has certainly raised eyebrows and Klopp remains adamant he wants to remain and turn things around. That said, he accepts if the club decided a change is necessary.
The 2013 Champions League runner-up said:
There’s no tendency for a coaching change.
Until someone comes along and tells me otherwise, I can’t go away. I can’t go until there’s a better solution.
If it was only based on luck, and if a coaching change was guaranteed to bring the luck back, then I wouldn’t stand in the way.
Klopp lives and breathes Dortmund so it’s always been obvious he would not be abandoning ship. Like Wenger, he’s a club man and feels passionate for his project. It will be interesting to see if he can turn things around. Especially considering what a terrific stint Klopp’s had over the years.
Maybe they’ll scrape the fourth place trophy. Sounds like the perfect Wenger replacement to me…