Jurgen Klopp has decided to take a six month sabbatical, as revealed in this Bild interview.
Having managed Borussia Dortmund with such zeal and intensity for the last seven years non-stop, Klopp has decided that he needs a short break to recharge the batteries.
This of course means he won’t be making a summer move to the Premier League (or La Liga, Real Madrid are currently managerless), which means the clubs who are interested in hiring the German will have to rethink their plans.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City could be in the market for a manager, with Brendan Rodgers and Manuel Pellegrini respectively looking in real peril of losing their jobs after very disappointing seasons.
Even the likes of West Ham, Newcastle and Bournemouth have been reported as having ambitious designs on luring the German to the Premier League, but he won’t be going anywhere until January at the very earliest.