BORUSSIA DORTMUND boss Jurgen Klopp has the ability to manage any team in the Premier League, according to Uwe Rosler.
Klopp, 47, will leave the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season.
The German - who has guided Dortmund to five major trophies during his time at the Westfalstadion - has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks.
And Rosler, who used to manage League 1 side Wigan, believes his fellow countryman has what it takes to manage in England's top division.
"I'm a fan of Jurgen Klopp - I met him in January in La Manga at their [Dortmund's] mid-season training camp and it's very interesting the way he is training, the way he conducts himself, the way he manages his players," Rosler told Perform.
"He's a very emotional man and he never tries to hide his emotions and I think his positivity goes out to his players and they've been very successful.
"Obviously he's been at the club for many years and there comes a point where he probably felt that the club needs a new approach.
"He's a fantastic manager and has done fantastic things at Borussia Dortmund - the club were not at the top of the Bundesliga [when he took over] and he won titles and got to the Champions League final. He will always be a legend in Dortmund."
When pressed on whether Klopp revealed his plans to leave Dortmund when they met in January, Rosler added: "No, definitely not.
"Obviously they are in a different situation this season to previous years, but he had that optimism that he always has that he could turn it around and that's what he did in the second half of the season.
"So when I found out he would leave it was a big surprise for me.
"He's very successful and he'll be on top of the pyramid in football. You don't come there by coincidence - I think there's a lot of hard work behind that, there's a lot of great ideas behind that, and I think a manager like him - he can coach everywhere."