JURGEN KLOPP RESIGNS AS DORTMUND BOSS
The breaking news out of Germany right now is that Jurgen Klopp has stepped down from his position as manager of Borussia Dortmund, resigning with immediate effect due to issues with the board about transfer policy. The German coach had spent the last six years at the Signal-Iduna Park and his farewell has sent shockwaves across the Bundesliga.
Reports have flown out of the BVB camp that Klopp had become disheartened with the sales of the team’s best players to their rivals; superstar attacking duo Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze have both left for Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich over the last few years. Now the talented Marco Reus is refusing to sign a new contract, fueling rumors he will leave the club soon for Munich as well. With all of this in mind, Klopp has stepped down.
Klopp's successful tenure ends
This caps off six very successful years for Klopp, winning the Bundesliga in both 2011 and 2012, a 2012 DFB Pokal, and the DFB Supercup in 2013 with very limited resources at Dortmund. This was all capped off with an underdog run to the 2013 Champions League final, where they just barely lost to none other than domestic rivals Bayern Munich.
Loss of Klopp due to loss of star players
Most fans and pundits are puzzled at the ex-Mainz man’s decision. Throughout the last few years, Klopp has barely missed a beat when his stars left, replacing them with cheaper, younger, and debatably even better players. The likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Ciro Immobile, and others have come to the club to fill gaps left by big-name departures and have shown much promise, but apparently the boss just became too fed up.
A solution is needed...fast
The question now is obvious; who will take the reins at Borussia Dortmund? The club’s downfall seems to be quadratic in nature, increasing exponentially with the departure of each player and now coach. As Bayern continues to grow and solidify their superiority as the country’s greatest club and one of Europe’s heavyweights, der BVB must quickly find someone to come to the helm and right the sinking ship before they are lost to the seas of mediocrity.