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Jurgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund after this season

One of the biggest names in the managerial world is hitting the open market this summer.

Borussia Dortmund has announced that Jurgen Klopp is skipping town this summer after 7 years with the club.

Klopp, 47, asked to be released from his contract, according to the BBC, which goes through the 2017/18 season, and BVB has agreed. On the job since 2008, he led BVB to a pair of Bundesliga titles and a trip to the 2013 UEFA Champions League final. That year, he finished second to Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Munich for the FIFA World Coach of the Year.

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BVB was knocked out of the UCL by Juventus in the Round of 16, and spent a good deal of this Bundesliga season struggling near the bottom of the table before lifting itself to the middle of the pack. The club is six points clear of the relegation playoff spot, and the same distance back of sixth place.

He instantly lands among the favorites for any big name job, and surely will be heavily linked with struggling Manchester City. With their penchant for firing coaches, perhaps Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain will also be mentioned, and it wasn’t too long ago that Arsene Wenger was constantly rumored to be retiring from his long-held post at Arsenal.

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