Klopp rules himself out of Bayern job
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Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp today ruled himself out of the soon-to-be vacant top job at Bayern Munich, where coach Louis van Gaal is set to leave at the end of the season.

"If Bayern ring me, then I will tell them that I have a contract at Dortmund until 2014," Klopp, 43, told German daily Bild.

Klopp, who has guided his team to a 12-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, lost out on becoming Bayern coach in 2008 when ex-Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann was appointed trainer of the Bavarian giants.

If Bayern ring me, then I will tell them that I have a contract at Dortmund until 2014.
Jurgen Klopp

On Monday, van Gaal was informed by Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that his contract will be terminated at the end of the season after three straight defeats and with his team fifth in the Bundesliga.

The German media have been scrambling to predict who will succeed Van Gaal and Turkey coach Guus Hiddink, ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Martin Jol and current Germany coach Joachim Low have been linked to the job.