Klopp rules out Marseille job

2015-08-11 11:21
Jurgen Klopp (Supplied)
Jurgen Klopp (Supplied)

Berlin - Highly-rated German coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled out taking over from Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille, his agent told Tuesday's edition of Bild.

"Marseille have shown great interest in him but, for Jurgen, the time has not yet come to return," said Marc Kosicke.

Klopp quit Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season following seven highly successful campaigns in which he won two Bundesliga titles, the German Cup once and guided Dortmund to the 2012/13 Champions League final.

French press have claimed Marseille want Klopp to succeed controversial Argentine Bielsa, who quit abruptly on Saturday following his side's opening day 1-0 defeat at home to minnows Caen.

Klopp left Dortmund at the end of last season and has since been linked with a host of top jobs, such as Liverpool, Real Madrid and Napoli, but the 48-year-old insists he's on sabbatical for an indeterminate period of time.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.