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Klopp denies leaking Mourinho information
Apr 29, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
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.
However, the 45-year-old has vehemently denied those 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.