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Football: Klopp dismisses Barcelona rumours

Borussia Dortmund's charismatic coach Jurgen Klopp has poured cold water on rumours linking him to Spanish giants Barcelona with the 46-year-old insisting he is happy where he is. Klopp, whose present contract ties him to the German side until 2018, has enjoyed great success steering Dortmund to back-to-back German league titles in 2011 and 2012, plus last season's Champions League final. They are are currently a distant second in the Bundesliga.

Football: Dortmund coach Klopp cops fine for latest dismissal

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp was on Monday fined 10,000 euros ($13,928) by the German Football Association (DFB) after being banished to the stands for the eighth time in his career. The 46-year-old was sent from the sidelines by referee Deniz Aytekin after a verbal exchange with the fourth official just before the final whistle in Dortmund's 2-1 home Bundesliga defeat by Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.

Football: Klopp coy over signing Holtby on loan

Coach Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm reports on Wednesday that Borussia Dortmund are poised to try and sign German international midfielder Lewis Holtby on loan from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Dortmund are in urgent need of an attacking midfielder after Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski was ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing his cruciate knee ligament in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Augsburg.

Football: Hard times for Klopp as Dortmund slump again

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has admitted last season's Champions League's finalists have fallen on hard times after slumping to their third consecutive home defeat in the Bundesliga. Hertha Berlin's 2-1 win at Dortmund on Saturday was the third straight home league defeat Borussia have suffered at the Westfalentstadion -- the first time that has happened in 13 years. Dortmund dropped to fourth -- outside the automatic Champions League places -- as Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 2-2 at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday to go eight games unbeaten.

Football: Hard times for Klopp as Dortmund slump again

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has admitted last season's Champions League's finalists have fallen on hard times after slumping to their third consecutive home defeat in the Bundesliga. Hertha Berlin's 2-1 win in Dortmund on Saturday was the third straight home league defeat Borussia have suffered at the Westfalentstadion -- the first time that has happened in 13 years. Dortmund will drop to fourth -- outside the automatic Champions League places -- if Borussia Moenchengladbach pick up just a point at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday to go eight games unbeaten.

Football: Klopp unimpressed with Webb's performance

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp was furious with the performance of English referee Howard Webb as his side just withheld a late Real Madrid onslaught to qualify for the Champions League final Tuesday. Goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos gave Madrid hope of an incredible comeback in the final 10 minutes, but Dortmund just held out to win 4-3 on aggregate, despite losing 2-0 on the night -- and Klopp said they weren't helped by the leniency shown by Webb towards Ramos.

Football: Herr Cut! Dortmund's Klopp admits hair transplant

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Saturday laughed off his decision to undergo a hair transplant. "It could have been a hairy situation, but it wasn't because of my team's high level of concentration," quipped Klopp after his team, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, won 6-1 at the Bundesliga's bottom side Fuerth. On Friday, the 45-year-old admitted to German daily Bild that he had a hair transplant in a Duesseldorf clinic before the start of the current season, which has sparked a debate in the German media about male grooming.

Football: Dortmund's Klopp apologises for 'copycat' jibe

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Saturday apologised to his Bayern Munich counterpart Jupp Heynckes for his "copycat" jibe in the wake of the holders' German Cup quarter-final defeat in midweek. "The last thing I want to do is criticise a renowned colleague. Jupp Heynckes is an excellent coach," Klopp told German broadcaster ARD before Dortmund's 3-1 home win against Hanover 96 in the Bundesliga. "If he thinks what I said refers to him, them I want to apolgise. So if you're listening to this, sorry Jupp."
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