UPDATE - Klopp ready to move to Premier League now
So Jurgen Klopp is set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season, but will his dream of managing in the Premier League become an instant reality?
Klopp has emerged as a strong contender to replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City this summer, with his long-standing links with a possible move to replace Arsene Wenger when he steps down as Arsenal manager also set to be revived.
Yet after a challenging season that has seen Klopp fighting relegation with Dortmund for a time and coming under a barrage or criticism, reports in Germany suggesting he is looking to take a break from the game are wide of the mark.
"I am sure that the decision is absolutely right," he said as he confirmed he is about to leave Dortmund.
"It's not that I am tired, but this team deserves to have the absolutely one hundred percent right coach."
He also denied he has had contact with Premier League clubs as he stated. "I have no contact to another club, either in England or elsewhere. But I do not intend to put in a sabbatical year."
That final comment will fuel the theory that he or his advisers have been sounded out by Manchester City, with his eagerness in the Premier League a long standing goal.
Arsenal fans were quick to suggest he could be the man to replace long-serving boss Arsene Wenger, with one prominent fan urging his club to make the move to snap up Klopp now.
Klopp would be our Mourinho. The time has come, Arsenal - act. #KloppIN— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 15, 2015
Klopp's move for him to step away from his role is no surprise, as he has looked to have run out of ideas at times this season as he battled to keep Dortmund at the top of the game despite their policy of selling star names each summer became more difficult then ever this season.
Robert Lewandowski's departure to Bayern Munich at the end of last season and an injury to star man Marco Reus affected Dortmund's challenge in recent months and now comes that news that Klopp is leaving his job.
The coach who has won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and led them to the 2013 Champions League final will leave the club with his head held high and his reputation as one of the most astute coach's in Europe firmly established.
Where will he end up? That remains to be seen, but the fascinating story of Jurgen Klopp is only just beginning.