“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.