Borussia Dortmund fuel Klopp exit talk

The Bundesliga outfit have announced a press gathering for Wednesday afternoon in the wake of rumours the coach will leave this summer

Borussia Dortmund have announced a press conference amid widespread reports that Jurgen Klopp is set to leave the club.

The former Mainz boss has been key to transforming the club into one of the top sides in German and European football since taking over in 2008.

Klopp won back to back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and guided his side to the Champions League final a year later.

However, while they have finished second in each of their last two seasons, BVB have struggled this year and currently sit 10th in the Bundesliga.

Reports emerged on Wednesday that the 47-year-old had asked for his contract to be terminated and the club have now announced that they will address the media at 13:30CET.

Speaking last week, sporting director Michael Zorc had promised a full inquest into this season’s failings, promising that many things would change at Signal Iduna Park.

He was, however, insistent that Klopp would remain in his current role, with three years left still to run on his contract.

It now appears that he could leave this season, though, with former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly the early favourite to replace him.