Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his next job might not be at a big club.
The 48-year-old manager has been biding his time after leaving Dortmund at the end of last season. He’s been heavily linked with some big name clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City, but he recently said that he might not end up at a top-club in Europe.
‘It doesn’t have to be an absolute top club,” Klopp told Bild. “There are other good projects that are exciting, [teams] who need help.”
“I inform, read and meet a lot of people – there are ordinary little things that are great fun. I miss nothing [from football] currently.”
Klopp spent seven years at Dortmund and before that he was was at FSV Mainz for seven years. He went straight from being a player at Mainz to take over the club as manager in 2001 after spending 11 years at the club as a player.
Klopp said he doesn’t know what will happen in the future, but it doesn’t seem like he is too worried.
“I don’t know where I’ll be heading to,’ Klopp said. “But right now, that’s not important for me.
“I know that if I will have the right feeling it will be a wonderful next chapter. You will see what happens and I find it exciting right now not knowing what will happen next.”
Klopp won two Bundesliga titles (2010-2011, 2011-2012) and one German Cup title (2011-2012) during his time at Dortmund and won two German Football Manager of the Year awards (2011, 2012).