Klopp: I'm not ditching Dortmund

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Klopp: I'm not ditching Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says he will remain with the club for the foreseeable future, despite outside interest in his services.

The former Mainz trainer took charge of the club in 2008 and has since won the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012, followed by a Champions League final appearance last season.

"It is the same with me as it is with Mats [Hummels], Ilkay [Gundogan], [Robert] Lewandowski, Mario [Gotze], Marco [Reus] - other clubs have expressed their interest," he told Sporting Bild. "There were in fact several inquiries from other clubs, of which I had never before thought they would have interest in committing to me and my coaching staff. My respect towards BVB is so great that I really never thought about it. I am now 46 years old, so we’ll see how long my chapter with Dortmund lasts. I’m not about to run away.

"The feeling of the team would have to change, or the clubs feelings towards me would have to change for me to leave. The club would have to change. When I could no longer meet the expectations or wants, then it would be better for us both to separate. There is nothing pointing in this direction as of now. Accordingly, this is a great club for me. It is always better at Borussia Dortmund."

Despite not ruling out an exit at the end of his contract, he admits he has made no plans for life after Dortmund and has not considered a possible job with the national team.

"Honestly I do not waste my thoughts on being the national team coach," Klopp added. "I cannot see myself doing that, because I have no career plan. I ended up here at Dortmund completely without a plan."

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