Klopp confirms no approach made, admits he likes United but embarrassed by situation

by Sam Peoples

Jurgen Klopp has reiterated his desire to remain at Borussia Dortmund despite being heavily linked with the vacant Manchester United job.

Following David Moyes’ dismissal, Klopp immediately became the fans’ favourite choice to replace Moyes but the 46-year-old has already moved to quash rumours linking him to Old Trafford.

Earlier this week, Klopp said he didn’t want the job and despite admitting that he really likes United, he has distanced himself from any move when questioned at a press conference today.

Klopp also questioned the rumours and said he felt embarrassed by the fact he had to publicly reject the United job, despite there being no actual approach from the club.

Although Louis van Gaal is the bookmakers favourite to take over from David Moyes, Klopp still remains the fans’ favourite but if he stays true to his word, there is no chance United can make him manager.

With Klopp out of the picture, Van Gaal looks the most likely candidate and the Manchester Evening News report that United have already identified targets and put feelers out over the past 48 hours, so the ball could already be rolling to find Moyes’ long-term replacement.

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