Klopp resigns from Borussia Dortmund
Yesterday Borussia Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim "Aki" Watzke announced that Jürgen Klopp stepped back from his post as a Manager at the club.
Shock for BVB Supporters
It's still unknown why he resigned, as both parties agreed to remain silent about the reasons, but there is no doubt, that the fans won't be happy about it.
Klopp has been in charge at Dortmund since 2008 and brought back success to the club, that was close to bankruptcy back in 2004.
From the bottom to the top
Under Klopp's leadership, the squad of youngsters, exceeded all expectations, won the Bundesliga in 2011 and claimed the double in 2012.
One year later Klopp's team made it to the first ever German-German UEFA-Champions-League-Finale, but were defeated by FC Bayern München in a close encounter.
The force from the south reclaimed their position as the german number one over the past 2 years and without this great manager, it will be even harder for Borussia Dortmund to overcome the mighty Bayern.
It's quite hard to say, who will replace Jürgen Klopp at Dortmund, but nevertheless some bookies already speculate about potential candidates.
Who will take charge?
Thomas TuchelThe 40 year old, currently unemployed, manager took charge at FSV Mainz 05, after Klopp left them to join Borussia Dortmund. With Tuchel in charge, Mainz got promoted to the Bundesliga and claimed a position in the mid-table a few years in a row now.
Ottmar HitzfeldSince Hitzfeld retired as a football manager recently, he could be only a short-term solution, until Dortmund have found the perfect Klopp replacement. However the supporters would love to see the man back in charge, who brought huge success to the club between 1991 and 1997, claiming two Bundesliga-titles and winning the UEFA Champions League once.
Matthias SammerA true BVB-Legend. Sammer helped Dortmund claiming titles as a player as well as a manager just a few years later. The former Balon d'Or winner is currently in charge as the Director of Football at FC Bayern München, which lowers the chances that he would join Borussia Dortmund at this time.
Whoever Borussia Dortmund are going to appoint as the new Manager, the chosen one will have a huge mountain to climb, continuing what Jürgen Klopp has started.