West Ham may already have a manager, but that hasn’t stopped the club making a surprise move for Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, who will leave the German side at the end of the season.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Hammers made the approach for the 47-year-old in the wake of his announcement that he was leave Dortmund after seven years at the Westfalenstadion. But Klopp has decided that the Boleyn Ground is not where his future lies.
The news that the German is not on his way will only provide a very brief respite for current boss Sam Allardyce. Despite a replacement yet to be confirmed, the Mirror suggest that the former Bolton manager will still be sacked at the end of the season.
It has been a turbulent campaign for the London side, one that promised so much but failed to ultimately deliver. West Ham secured victories over Liverpool and Manchester City in the first-half of the season. However, they have only managed two victories since the start of January, and will now do well to finish in the top half.