Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that head coach Jürgen Klopp is set to leave the club after the close of the 2014-15 season. Klopp stated in a press conference that he was unsure he was still the right manager for the club and that he needed to make a professional and honest decision to leave. The manager’s offer to cancel his contract is likely to be interpreted by the BVB faithful as a sign of his true respect for the club and genuine disappointment in his own performance.
The departure comes on the back of a difficult season for Dortmund who found themselves struggling near the bottom of the table going into the Bundesliga winter break. In his seven years as manager Klopp led the BVB to two Bundesliga titles, a DFB-Pokal and a Champions League final.
Asked about his future Klopp stated that he was not in contact with any clubs and would “focus 100% on the rest of the season and try hard to win the national cup”.