Klopp rubbishes Chelsea links

  • Last Updated: February 11 2013, 14:50 GMT

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has rubbished speculation linking him with Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the running to be Chelsea boss
Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the running to be Chelsea boss

Current Blues interim boss Rafa Benitez is not expected to land the role on a permanent basis and Klopp, who has guided Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles, is thought to be high on the wish-list of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

But Klopp, 45, told the Evening Standard: "I have a contract until 2016. I have said 20 times I'll definitely stay until 2016.

"Everybody thinks I say it but that if a club like Chelsea or Real Madrid come in for me, I will go. This is something I can't change but they will see.

"It is a really big honour for me, coming from a small village called Bretten in the Black Forest where 1,500 people live, that somebody thinks I can train Chelsea. It's not a normal story, it's a special story. But I don't think about it.

"I was the coach at Mainz before Dortmund for seven years. Each year I could have left for a Bundesliga club but I said 'no, I have a contract, I will stay'. I enjoy what I'm doing here at Dortmund. It's a great club, a great city, everything is okay."


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