Berlin - Jurgen Klopp will not take over at Borussia
Moenchengladbach, the agent of the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach confirmed on
Monday, as Gladbach seek to replace Lucien Favre following his shock
"Jurgen Klopp will not be the Borussia Moenchengladbach
coach," Klopp's agent Marc Kosicke told magazine Sport Bild.
After losing their opening five Bundesliga matches to go
bottom of the Bundesliga, Champions League side Gladbach need a new coach after
Favre abruptly resigned on Sunday in the wake of his team's 1-0 defeat at
Cologne the day before.
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In a statement, Favre said he no longer felt like "the
perfect coach for Gladbach" and wanted to quit after four years in charge,
having steered them to third in the Bundesliga last season to earn a Champions
But the Swiss' abrupt exit has left the club high and dry as
Gladbach host Augsburg on Wednesday looking for their first league point of the
season, then travel to play Stuttgart on Saturday.
Gladbach, who host Manchester City in their second Champions
League game in nine days having already lost 3-0 away to Sevilla last Wednesday
in their opening game, will hold a press conference at 1400 local time (1200
GMT) on Monday.
Having walked away from Dortmund at the end of last season
to take a self-imposed coaching sabbatical, Klopp is weighing up his options
after winning the German league titles in 2011 and 2012.
The 48-year-old Klopp was at his former club Mainz on Friday
to see their 3-1 win over Hoffenheim.
Although ex-Germany coach Berti Vogts has said Klopp would
be a good fit at Gladbach, experienced coaches Jos Luhukay, Mirko Slomka,
Thomas Schaaf and Horst Steffen have all been linked to the club as Favre's
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