He may be one of the most sought-after managers in Europe after his recent success, but for the time being Jurgen Klopp is living a Bundesliga nightmare at Borussia Dortmund. Whilst big rivals Bayern Munich are seemingly strolling to yet another title, Dortmund amazingly find themselves rock-bottom of the division after 13 games.
Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt was just the latest in a run of inept performances in the league this season, made all the more mystifying by Dortmund’s excellent form in the Champions League. The Black and Yellows have now lost eight of their 13 league games and won just three. To make matters worse the atmosphere within the club seems to have turned nasty following the latest flop.
Dortmund’s huge army of supporters have always enjoyed a reputation for patience, but travelling fans vented their frustration and anger in no uncertain terms after the Frankfurt game to further increase the pressure on both Klopp and his team to turn things around.
General manager Michael Zorc stressed that the club’s bosses are still behind charismatic Klopp, but his magic does indeed seem to be on the wane. The coach himself stressed that he has no intention of throwing in the towel after six years at the helm at Signal Iduna Park, but Friday’s Bundesliga encounter at home to a confident Hoffenheim side could yet prove to be a crossroads in his career. If the 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga champions should slip up again at home (fourth loss in seven home games), then a fairytale relationship between coach, team and fans could well come to an abrupt end.
Borussia Dortmund 1,53
TSG Hoffenheim 5.25
Jurgen Klopp 7.0
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