Jurgen Klopp Rules Out Chelsea Moveby Jack Kitson / 12 February 2013, 10:15Tweet
Jurgen Klopp, a reported target for Chelsea, has ruled out a move to the Blues this summer. The Borussia Dortmund boss has revealed that he is fully commited to his current contract, which doesn't run out until 2016.
The German is currently one of the most highly rated managers in Europe following his exploits with Dortmund. The 45-year-old led the Bundesliga outfit to a stunning league and cup double last campaign and back in December he inspired his undefeated side to top spot in a ultra tricky Champions League group consisting of Real Madrid, Ajax and Man City.
The rejection is another blow for Chelsea who have already missed out on top target Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard has revealed that he will manage Dortmund's rivals Bayern Munich from May, much to the disappointment of Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea's current boss Rafa Benitez is almost certainly departing when his short-term contract expires at the end of the season. The Spaniard's controversial appointment in November was blasted by numerous fans at the time and his popularity remains low following a string of mixed results.
Everton's David Moyes is the surprise favourite in the Next Chelsea Manager Market, while former Blues boss Jose Mourinho is next in the running. The Real Madrid manager is expected to leave the Bernabeu in the summer with rumours rife that he is set for a sensational return to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile Chelsea legends and now Championship managers, Gus Poyet and Gianfranco Zola, also find themselves in the mix.