Jurgen Klopp, a manager often linked with us as a possible successor to Arsene Wenger, has been pictured in Istanbul and is reportedly heading for talks with Fenerbahce, the Daily Mail reports.
The Borussia Dormund manager, who announced his impending departure from the club last month, is one of the most respectable coaches in the world due to his achievements with little investment.
Klopp managed to win back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 as well as claiming the double in that year. However, his team captured the imagination of many in the 2012/2013 season with their sensational brand of football taking them all the way to the Champions League final.
His side was eventually beaten by Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, but Dortmund gained respect around Europe as genuine contenders.
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Klopp has had to content with his best player departing – usually to Bayern – which has led to one of their worst campaigns this term. Dormund battled against relegation for most of the season and eventually missed out on Champions League football for the first time in four years.
Should Klopp join the Turkish giants, it would send shockwaves around Europe given the number of top jobs which could become available this summer.
One of those job wouldn’t be at our club though; Wenger is here for another two years – at least.