Jurgen Klopp is in Turkey ahead of proposed talks with Fenerbahce.
The departing Borussia Dortmund manager is wanted by Fenerbahce to replace Ismail Kartal.
Fenerbahçe are still in the Süper Lig title race and the Turkish Cup semi-finals, and will be eligible to play in Europe again after serving their UEFA COMPETITION suspension.
The 47-year-old German, who recently confirmed that he will be leaving Dortmund at the end of the season, made the trip with his wife and his agent, Marc Kosicke.
Turkish media have reported that Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim is due to meet with Klopp on Monday and give him a tour of the club’s training facilities.
It would come as a blow for West Ham as Klopp was understood to be their No 1 target to take over from out-of-contract Sam Allardyce.
Big Sam is unlikely to be handed a new deal with the club when his contract expires at the end of the current Barclays Premier League Season
But then if you read this from Jurgen Klopp himself:
Klopp, whose end-of-season exit from Borussia Dortmund was confirmed in April was reported by some media outlets as having gone to Turkey to discuss a potential move to the Super Lig.
“You don’t have to believe every dumbass who tweets something,” he told reporters on Thursday. “I wasn’t in Istanbul. Every bit of me is here.”
Then the move to Turkey isn’t happening, so basically nothing has changed as of yet. Will he take the sabbatical as initially said when he announced his resignation or will the lure of either the Bernabeu or Etihad be too much to resist?