The DFB consider Jurgen Klopp to be one of the main candidates to take over the vacant German national team head coach job, 90min understands.
Hansi Flick became the first Germany manager ever to be sacked following a disastrous 4-1 defeat to Japan on Saturday evening. Flick had overseen a bitterly disappointing World Cup campaign, in which Germany failed to make it out of the group stages, and a run of five games without a win since March.
Heading into a home Euro 2024 next summer, Germany are now keen to replace Flick with a top tier manager, and sources have confirmed to 90min that Klopp is considered to be one of their top choices for the vacant position.
The DFB are so enamoured with Klopp that we understand they would even consider allowing Klopp to see out the 2023/24 season with Liverpool before taking the job on a full-time basis just before Euro 2024.
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In an interview with Sky Germany during the summer, Klopp was asked about potentially take the Germany job, a question to which he replied:
“The job of national coach is and would be a great honour – there’s no question about that. The problem that stands in the way of the whole thing is my loyalty.
“I can’t just leave Liverpool now and say I’ll take over Germany for a short time. That doesn’t work and the request isn’t even there. If I’m supposed to do that at some point, then I have to be available and I’m not currently. I have a responsibility towards the club.
“Basically, it’s an interesting job. But I don’t know yet whether I’ll do something completely different after I leave Liverpool. I want to keep my options open.”
90min understands that, along with Klopp, Thomas Tuchel is another name in contention for the Germany head coach role. Like Klopp, the DFB would also consider letting Tuchel see out the season with Bayern before taking over on a full-time basis.
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