Dortmund boss keen to succeed Low as German national coach.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich looks like failing in his attempts to lure Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp to Stamford Bridge next season, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The West Londoners are currently being coached on an interim basis by former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, but it is understood that the club’s Russian owner has absolutely no intentions whatsoever in keeping the Spaniard on in a permanent role beyond this summer.
And, with one-time Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola having decided to take over the reins at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from next season, that has forced the Blues to now start looking elsewhere for a new coach, with Klopp believed to be top of Abramovich’s wish list.
The young German trainer has enjoyed enormous success with Dortmund, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, while this season he has topped a tricky-looking Champions League group ahead of both Real Madrid and Manchester City.
However Klopp, who only recently signed a new contract that will keep him at Dortmund until 2016, is said to have the German national team job next in his sights, with current Joachim Low set to step down from his role after the 2014 World Cup finals.
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