Goal.com report that Borussia Dortmund CEO
Jurgen Klopp spent seven seasons at Borussia Dortmund, during which he won back-to-back Bundesliga titles, as well as guiding BVB to the final of the 2013 UEFA Champions which they lost to bitter rivals Bayern Munich thanks to a last-gasp goal by Arjen Robben.
Pep Guardiola has been recently linked with a managerial job at Manchester City, this speculation has sent the media into a frenzy, throwing up several names of potential successors to Guardiola. Jurgen Klopp was one of the earliest names on the list, with many speculating that Bayern Munich would once again raid Borussia Dortmund, this time for BVB's former manager.
Watzke believes that Klopp is the perfect fit for the job.
"Besides, you can't do much wrong at Bayern anyway - they win the Bundesliga whatever happens. Our friendship would not suffer."
In a similar fashion to Klopp, Watzke would often criticise Bayern Munich for their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's key players, after Mario Gotze and Robert Lewnandowski left Dortmund for the Allianz Arena.
He maintains that he has a healthy working relationship with Munich general manager
"That was probably very entertaining for many but when we met, it was always with respect and a clear understanding."