Jurgen Klopp says he is flattered by Chelsea’s reported interest in his services, but that he remains committed to Borussia Dortmund.
The Blues are thought to have turned their attention to 45-year-old Klopp, after failing to lure former Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola, to Stamford Bridge.
Guardiola opted to move to Germany and Bayern Munich instead of London, and Chelsea are now apparently trying to coax Klopp in the opposite direction.
Klopp has sprung to prominence after guiding Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles, playing the swashbuckling brand of football he pioneered at minnows Mainz.
While Dortmund may be off the pace in their domestic league this season, Klopp’s reputation in Europe has burgeoned further after the group stage of the Champions League.
The German champions finished ahead of Real Madrid, Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester City, and were singularly impressive.
It is believed that Chelsea see Klopp’s skills as translatable to the Premier League, but he has no ambition to leave Dortmund anytime soon.
"I have a contract until 2016," Klopp told the Evening Standard.
"I have said 20 times I'll definitely stay until 2016. Everybody thinks I say it but that if a club like Chelsea or Real Madrid come in for me, I will go. This is something I can't change but they will see.
"I enjoy what I'm doing here at Dortmund. It's a great club, a great city, everything is okay. It's not about the money for me. I have enough to eat three times a day. It's a big honour, but in this moment I'm not on the market, I'm sorry.
"I was the coach at Mainz before Dortmund for seven years. Each year I could have left for a Bundesliga club but I said 'no, I have a contract, I will stay'.
"It is a really big honour for me, coming from a small village called Bretten in the Black Forest where 1,500 people live, that somebody thinks I can train Chelsea. It's not a normal story, it's a special story. But I don't think about it."