Mark Ogden, the Daily Telegraph’s Northern football correspondent, was the first to run rumours that David Moyes was about to be sacked and he’s the first to rule out someone who would have been a popular replacement.
Man Utd will not be pursuing Jurgen Klopp. Been made aware he is committed to Borussia Dortmund. Story to follow...— Mark Ogden (@MOgdenTelegraph) April 22, 2014
Ogden Tweeted that Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is off the table having already made it clear that he’s fully committed to the cause at the German giants as he tries to break the contemporary dominance yet again of Bayern Munich.
Klopp’s arrival at Old Trafford would be extremely significant and there will be a large group of supporters that believe it’s possible.
Klopp would not only be great for players like Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez, he would increase United’s chances of going after players like Marco Reus and Mats Hummels, both linked strongly with United this season.
What hasn’t changed in relation to BVB’s view of Klopp is their belligerence in terms of how they regard him with regards to their future.
Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has always been very protective over his manager and it seems he’s already made it clear to United that they’re wasting their time if they start what would be a long and drawn out process to try and sign Klopp as Moyes’ successor.