Klopp wanted at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have identified Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as the man to eventually replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, reports the Daily Mirror.
The United hierarchy are impressed by Klopp, who led Dortmund to consecutive Bundesliga titles before guiding them to the Champions League final this season.
Dortmund’s success has been coupled by an exciting brand of attacking football and spearheaded by a group of talented homegrown players.
The Red Devils have reportedly been monitoring Klopp’s progress for some time but are concerned that the 45-year-old may be snapped up by a rival club, with Ferguson still yet to pick a date for retirement.
The Scot, 71, is already working on plans for next season after clinching his 20th title last week and has made no secret of his admiration for Klopp.
The shrewd United boss tipped Dortmund as winners of this season’s Champions League before they beat United’s conquerers Real Madrid in the semi-final.
Klopp has committed to Dortmund for next season, despite the likelihood that star striker Robert Lewandowski will follow Mario Goetze to fierce rivals Bayern Munich.