Reported Liverpool and West Ham United managerial candidate Jurgen Klopp to take a break

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Jurgen Klopp is reportedly being targeted by Premier League duo Liverpool and West Ham United.

Reported Liverpool and West Ham United managerial target Jurgen Klopp has been quoted as saying by BBC Sport that he is going to take some time off.

Klopp, who will leave Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has been linked with the Premier League duo.

According to The Sun, Liverpool are interested in the services of the German, while The Telegraph claim that West Ham want the 47-year-old to succeed the outgoing Sam Allardyce.

However, both the Reds and the Hammers have been dealt a blow, as Klopp has revealed that he wants to take a break.

“After 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,” BBC Sport quotes the 47-year-old as saying. ”I'm going to take a break until further notice.”

During his time at Dortmund, Klopp showed what he is capable of while working in a limited budget.

The former Mainz boss won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup in the seven years following his appointment as Dortmund manager in 2008.

Liverpool will now have to look elsewhere if they indeed want to get rid of manager Brendan Rodgers. West Ham will also have to find someone else.

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