Jurgen Klopp has denied reports he disclosed information about Jose Mourinho’s managerial future to a German newspaper.
The Borussia Dortmund manager reportedly told Bild that Mourinho had decided to quit
Real Madrid and return to former club Chelsea next term.
claims, stressing that he would never reveal such information about a manager
whom he considers to be a friend.
“It is an absolutely ridiculous story. I never told
anyone that Mourinho is going to Chelsea or another club. I’m not a person who
does things like that,” said Klopp.
“I heard this story before our game with Fortuna and
I have to admit I was very sad and angry because it is completely false.
“It is a made up story. Mourinho is a colleague and
a friend and I would never mess around in such a manner.”
Dortmund face Mourinho’s side in the second leg of their
UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. The German outfit hold a 4-1 lead
from the first meeting at the Westfalenstadion thanks to four goals from Polish
striker Robert Lewandowski.
Klopp’s side continued their recent good form on
Saturday, battling to a 2-1 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf thanks to goals from Nuri
Sahin and Jakub Blaszczykowski.