Jurgen Klopp interested in a move to the 'exciting' Premier League, says agent

Former Borussia Dortmund boss is having a break from management

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Jurgen Klopp would welcome a move to the Premier League, his agent Marc Kosicke has revealed.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal in recent months after deciding to step down after seven years in charge of the German club, where he won two Bundesliga titles, the German Cup and reached the final of the Champions League.

Klopp is taking a short break from management but is expected to return in the not too distant future - Kosicke also said that Klopp would look at teams outside of the top four.

"The Premier League is very exciting, and we do not only think about the top four because there are some other great clubs below them," he told SPOX.

One concern is that Klopp prefers to work with a director of football to take care of matters off the pitch, such as transfers, a system that is not prevalent in England.

"I am not sure the profile of the job could work," he said. "In Germany there is a clear separation between manager and sporting director and I think in principle this is very good.

"Jurgen does not like to speak to players’ agents or to carry out a transfer. So we have to see which is the most useful arrangement."

However, Champions League football is not a requirement for a manager of Klopp's stature to take a job.

"It is always all about the challenge," he added. "When Jurgen signed for Dortmund there were other clubs who had better prestige and were in better financial mood at this time. Nevertheless he decided for Dortmund.

"He has the great ability to develop things. If he goes into a stadium, feels the energy and thinks that he can make a difference here, this could be more attractive to him than going with the big deals and aim for the treble."

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