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:
Danke für alles, Jürgen.— Fanbeauftragte BVB (@BVB_Fanb) April 15, 2015
Before the news of Jürgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund departure broke earlier today, experienced head coach Bruno Labbadia was confirmed as Peter Knäbel's successor in the Hamburger SV hot seat. The 49-year-old will take over immediately and has been handed a 15-month contract at the Imtech Arena.
More player reaction: This time from Kevin Großkreutz on Instagram...
Ein von Kevin (@fischkreutz) gepostetes Foto am 15. Apr 2015 um 6:21 Uhr
Head over here for a round-up of today's BVB press conference, in which Jürgen Klopp spoke candidly about his reasons for leaving his post as Borussia Dortmund head coach at the end of the current campaign.
BVB may have endured a disappointing campaign this season, but Klopp had previously led die Schwarz-Gelben to four consecutive top-two finishes in the Bundesliga, including successive titles in 2010/11 and 2011/12. Dortmund have finished runners-up behind Bayern in the last two seasons, but they did reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2013. Click here for a pictorial overview of Klopp's career, which also included a highly successful spell at 1. FSV Mainz 05.
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.
The press conference is now over, but stick around as we bring you more reaction to Jürgen Klopp's departure...
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."
"In this phase when we're starting to plan for next season, certain things have to be clear. And when I'm not happy with myself, that isn't going to be the case. It's not about the future, it's about the here and now. There has never been an issue between myself and the club and there will never be one. It's only about the coming season. I think Borussia Dortmund needs a change."
'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."
Good afternoon everyone. You join us as news is confirmed that after approaching seven years at the helm, Jürgen Klopp reveals that he is to step down as head coach of Borussia Dortmund.