Jürgen Klopp will step down as Borussia Dortmund head coach on 30 June
Jürgen Klopp will step down as Borussia Dortmund head coach on 30 June
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Klopp to leave BVB: Live reaction

Dortmund - After nearly eight years in the Signal Iduna Park hot seat, Jürgen Klopp will leave his post as Borussia Dortmund head coach at the end of the current campaign.

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bundesliga.com is on hand to bring you all the reaction as the charismatic 47-year-old's Dortmund reign draws to a close...

Relive the moment Jürgen Klopp announced he will leave the Signal Iduna Park, courtesy of this video from the Bundesliga Youtube channel:

Your thoughts:

You've been tweeting us your reaction to the news that Jürgen Klopp is to step down as BVB head coach...

Thank you for everything, Jürgen.

More player reaction: This time from Kevin Großkreutz on Instagram...

Danke für 6 geile Jahre mit dir! Ohne dich wäre ich nicht da wo ich jetzt bin!!! #dankeKloppo #borusse #isso

Ein von Kevin (@fischkreutz) gepostetes Foto am 15. Apr 2015 um 6:21 Uhr


BVB reaction:

Ilkay Gündogan is the first Dortmund player to tweet his reaction to the news...

A picture (or Tweet) can say a thousand words...

More Twitter reaction:

You've been tweeting us in your droves since Klopp's imminent departure was announced...

Stat attack

In goes without saying that Klopp will go down as one of Dortmund’s greatest coaches, and it's easy to see why:

* Klopp has been at the helm since 2008, making the 2014/15 campaign his seventh season at the Signal Iduna Park - no other BVB head coach has lasted this long (Ottmar Hitzfeld was only at the club for six years).

* With 129 victories from 232 games, Klopp is also the most successful coach in Dortmund's history.

* Only six other coaches have overseen more victories at a single club in Bundesliga history.

Twitter reaction:

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More from Klopp

"It's extraordinary for such a relationship to last seven years in football. Nobody is to blame for our parting of the ways, whether it be the team, the fans or anybody else. I haven't had time to tell the team about my decision, I will do that in a moment.

"It's always been important to me to make way [for my successor] when I have the feeling that I am the problem. That is the case right now."

'The right decision'

"Jürgen, you can be sure that after our incredible achievements and outstanding co-operation you have earned the gratitude of all Borussia fans," says BVB CEO Hans-Hoachim Watzke, before handing over to Klopp...


Klopp: "No-one needs to be grateful to me. It‘s been a fairy-tale journey. Both sides have invested so much. As always, I will always support this extraordinary club. I always made sure to ask myself this question, at all times, as I believe that’s important. And in the last fee weeks and months, when I asked my self the question, I couldn’t always answer with a definitive yes.

"There has been an element of pressure on us recently and we didn’t want to let that pressure in the club. You can imagine how unbelievably tough this is to leave behind something as brilliant as this. It’s extremely difficult tosay it, but we’re professionals and you have to make a decision. I believe the decision is absolutely correct. This club deserves to be coached by someone who is 100 per cent the right person for the job, and a decision had to be made.

"I have no plans to take a sabbatical but I have no plans arranged with other clubs, nothing at all."