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Rest easy, Brendan - Jurgen Klopp won't be taking over at Liverpool any time soon

The in-demand manager wants to recharge his batteries.

Klopp's reign at Dortmund ended in disappointment with defeat in the German cup final.
Klopp's reign at Dortmund ended in disappointment with defeat in the German cup final.
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JURGEN KLOPP HAS confirmed he plans to take a break from coaching having left his post with Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp’s seven-year spell at Signal Iduna Park came to an end on Sunday as his side suffered a 3-1 defeat in the DFB-Pokal final to Wolfsburg.

The 47-year-old had been linked with a potential move to replace Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager, while Germany icon Franz Beckenbauer has earmarked him as the ideal successor to Rafael Benitez at Napoli.

But the former Mainz boss says he has no plans to walk straight into another role after bringing his Dortmund spell to an end.

“I will take a break until further notice,” he said.

“After seven intense and emotional years of “Real Love” [Dortmund's slogan], I consider it sensible to process all these memories until I’m fresh and full of motivation to take on a new task, together with my team.”

Early reports had suggested Klopp could also be in the running for the Real Madrid job, but the Santiago Bernabeu side are poised to appoint Benitez as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor later this week.

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