The Mirror has today reported categorically that he has turned us down although there is no formal confirmation from the club or Klopp himself.
The Mirror also reports – as has been repeated many times – that Sam Allardyce is still set to be axed at the end of the season.
Klopp would have been the Number One choice head and shoulders above anyone else but we were toldsoon after being informed he had been approached that it was a big “longshot.”
We reported a source as telling us: “The owners love him. It would be a massive coup but our chances, given the competition are about 33/1.”
Meanwhile the Mirror’s Darren Lewis reports “His (Klopp’s) decision to reject the east Londoners, who were well aware that they had only an outside chance of landing him, has not altered the position regarding Allardyce.
“Big Sam remains set for the exit door at Upton Park because of his inability to arrest West Ham’s run of just one win from their last 11 League games.
“The club would have been prepared to keep him had results and performances been better over that period.
There are also concerns that the players are no longer performing for Allardyce – despite their public claims that they want him to stay – following of the uncertainty surrounding his position.”