Tuesday 21 May:
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has stunned the footballing world by immediately stepping into the vacancy at Anfield following Brendan Rodgers parting company with Liverpool yesterday. Klopp twice won the Bundesliga with Dortmund, including the domestic treble last year. Former Werder Bremen player Thomas Schaaf has been installed as the bookies’ favourites to replace him. Dortmund finished 3rd in Bundesliga this season, 15 points off the pace of winners Bayern Munich. Dortmund finished 3rd in their Champions League group, and were knocked out in the second round after dropping into the Europa League. Liverpool finished a disappointing 7th in the Premier League and won’t be playing European football next season.
Wigan Athletic manager GS has applied for the vacant position at Borussia Dortmund.
Meanwhile, Luis Fernandez has been announced as the new manager at Bastia.
The following Premier League clubs have changed their manager since the start of the 2012/13 season:
- Aston Villa (Malky Mackay)
- Chelsea (Luciano Spalletti)
- Fulham (Kevin Keegan)
- Liverpool (Jurgen Klopp)
- Newcastle United (Stuart Pearce)
- Norwich City (Martin O’Neill)
- QPR (Ian Holloway)
- Southampton (vacant)
- Sunderland (Martin Jol)