Klopp not interested in taking over at Bridge

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp insists he has no intention of becoming Chelsea’s next manager after declaring his happiness in his current role with the German side.

Chelsea have struggled for form under interim coach Rafael Benitez and with the Spaniard unpopular among Stamford Bridge fans it seems likely Roman Abramovich will be looking for yet another new manager in the summer. Klopp is considered to be among the frontrunners after working wonders at Dortmund.

He is, however, tied to a long-term contract in Germany and insists he has no intention of breaking that agreement, regardless of how much Chelsea may want him.

Klopp told the Evening Standard: “I have a contract until 2016. I have said 20 times I’ll definitely stay until 2016. Everybody thinks I say it but that if a club like Chelsea or Real Madrid come in for me, I will go. This is something I can’t change but they will see.”

Florent Malouda, meanwhile, has described his exile at Chelsea as “petty”.

The 32-year-old France international, in the final year of his contract, was excluded from the Blues’ 25-man first-team squad and has spent the season training with the U21 team.

“The details I’ll explain when I’m free, but the strategy they use is to make me look like a player seeking substantial compensation,” Malouda said. “It’s petty but more than anything else it makes me smile because it shows how these people regard me.”

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