Jurgen Klopp led Borussia Dortmund to a remarkable double-winning season in 2011/12, securing the Bundesliga title and the DFB Cup.
During his time with Dortmund, Klopp secured six major honours, with his most successful season coming in 2011/12, when he led BVB to a league and cup double.
Building on his Bundesliga success in 2010/11, Klopp welcomed the additions of key midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Ivan Perisic to his squad—with the former’s £3 million move from FC Nurnberg proving a true bargain signing.
Dortmund’s league campaign included impressive wins over Augsburg (4-0), Cologne (5-0 and 6-1), Wolfsburg (5-1), Freiburg (4-1 and 4-0), Hamburg (5-1), as well as a double over Bayern Munich.
Robert Lewandowski was Dortmund’s star striker, scoring 22 goals in 30 league games, as well as seven in five on the way to DFC Cup triumph.
The 2011/12 season saw Dortmund establish themselves as a top-level European force.
“There’s no longer this sense that we don’t belong there,” centre-back Mats Hummels said.
“In terms of the footballing potential we can bring out onto the pitch, we know we’ve earned it.”
Inspired by Klopp’s fearless management, Dortmund transformed potential into overwhelming attacking might, finishing the season eight points ahead of second-placed Bayern.
It was the season that put Klopp firmly into the realms of world class.
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