Former Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp waves to Dormund supporters at the end of the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 2, 2014 (Photo: AP)
Highly-rated German coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled out taking over from Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille, his agent told Tuesday's edition of Bild.
"Marseille have shown great interest in him but, for Jurgen, the time has not yet come to return," said Marc Kosicke.
Klopp quit Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season following seven highly successful campaigns in which he won two Bundesliga titles, the German Cup once and guided Dortmund to the 2012/13 Champions League final.
French press have claimed Marseille want Klopp to succeed controversial Argentine Bielsa, who quit abruptly on Saturday following his side's opening day 1-0 defeat at home to minnows Caen.
Klopp left Dortmund at the end of last season and has since been linked with a host of top jobs, such as Liverpool, Real Madrid and Napoli, but the 48-year-old insists he's on sabbatical for an indeterminate period of time.
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