Dortmund - Juergen Klopp will take a break from football "until further notice"
after stepping down as Borussia Dortmund manager, he said on Monday.
47-year-old German, who took charge of Dortmund in 2008 and led the
club to the Bundesliga title in 2011, announced in April that he would
leave at the end of the season.
Klopp, linked in media reports
with a move to Premier League Liverpool, also won a domestic league and
cup double in 2012 and led Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final.
seven intense and emotional years, I think it's a good idea to let the
numerous memories settle in before I take on a new challenge with my
team refreshed and motivated," Klopp said in a statement published by
Germany's SID agency.
"I'm going to take a break until further notice."
who had previously said he would not take a break after leaving
Dortmund, lost his final game in charge on Saturday as VfL Wolfsburg
claimed the German Cup with a 3-1 victory.
Former Mainz manager
Thomas Tuchel will take over at Dortmund, who finished seventh in the
Bundesliga to qualify for next season's Europa League third qualifying