The German has overseen a remarkable demise this season, which sees Borussia Dortmund rock bottom of the Bundesliga, but he insists he remains the man for the job
Wednesday night’s shock 1-0 defeat to Augsburg left Borussia Dortmund two points adrift at the bottom of the Bundesliga table, but Jurgen Klopp says there is no chance he will walk away from the club.
BVB began 2015 with a 0-0 draw away to Bayer Leverkusen, with the coach revealing his delight at the improvement of his players after the winter break, only to see them crumble in front of their own fans at Signal Iduna Park.
The game was followed by incredible scenes as several players, notably goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller climbed on to a fence behind one of the goals to apologise to supporters and attempt to reassure them the club would recover.
Klopp was asked afterwards whether his time in charge was coming to an end, but the 47-year-old, who only last season led BVB to the semi-finals of the Champions League, is adamant he is still the right man for the job.
He said: “My battery is completely full after the winter break and is not empty after just two games. There is no chance I will resign. I am convinced of our mission in the second half of the season.
“We need to build on the good. We just have to be more brave in all the right moments than we were last night. If we want to shoot. If the shot looks like a cross then we have obviously done something wrong.”
Dortmund’s woes were compounded by the news that Kevin Grosskreutz will be out of action for six weeks with a torn thigh muscle.
Freiburg are the club’s next opponents on Saturday.