No from Klopp
Ever since the news broke that Joachim Low would be leaving the German national team job, the rumours surrounding his replacement have been frequent, with the most notable name being Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.
However, the Premier League and Champions League winning coach has assured that his focus remains fully on Liverpool, and that he will not be leaving after the European Championships.
“I have three years left at Liverpool, that’s a simple statement, a simple situation,” said Klopp.
“You sign a contract and you normally try to stick to that contract don’t you? I had a contract in Mainz where I stuck with them even though there was interest from other Bundesliga teams with more money.
“It is just timing and if it doesn’t work out you don’t have to lose any sleep over it.
“Jogi Low did an incredible job for so many years. I understand that he wants to have this highlight at the European Championship, try to squeeze everything out that he can in this tournament, and then somebody else will do the job.
“Someone else will do the job and I am pretty sure with the amount of really good German managers at the moment the German FA will find a good solution.”
It appears that Klopp was right regarding other German coaches being in the frame, if the most recent information is anything to go by at least.
Flick for Germany
A fellow league and Champions League winner is the latest rumoured target of the German FA, in the form of Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick.
Since taking over from Niko Kovac, Flick has returned Bayern to European supremacy, winning both the Champions League and Bundesliga at a canter last season. This has drawn significant interest from the German FA, who now seem to be actively pursuing Flick.
Journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft reported the news via social media on Thursday, confirming that the indications are that the Bayern boss will take over from Low.
‘All signs from Munich tell me that Hans Flick will be the next German National Coach. I have been wrong a couple times in my life….., but I don’t think I will be wrong here. Bayern got to find a new coach,’ wrote Fjortoft.
All signs from Munich tell me that Hans Flick will be the next German National Coach.
I have been wrong a couple times in my life….., but I don’t think I will be wrong here
Bayern got to find a new coach
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) April 8, 2021
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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