Jogi Low denies interest in summer move to Barcelona or Real Madrid

Emmet Gates
Jogi Low denies interest in summer move to Barcelona or Real Madrid

Outgoing German national team coach Joachim Low has denied any prospect of a post-Euro 2021 move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Low has been in charge of the German national side since 2006, when he took over from Jurgen Klinsmann.

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He led his country to the 2014 World Cup, and also to the semi finals of Euro 2012 and 2016.

However, earlier this year the head coach confirmed he was going to stand down from his position after the European Championships, with Hansi Flick ready to take over.

No Madrid or Barca move for Low

Low has been linked with a move to La Liga in recent times. His last job at club level was with Austrian outfit Austria Vienna back in 2003/04.

It was thought that one of the Spanish giants – Real Madrid or Barcelona – could make a move for the 61-year-old. However Low himself has shot down this idea.

In a press conference, Low has stated that he has no intention to take over a club this summer: “I had no contact with anyone,” he said. “I still maintain that I will not take over a club in the summer. There is no change of mind!”

Real Madrid are on the lookout for a new boss, as Zinedine Zidane stepped down for the second time following a disappointing season for Los Blancos. Recently departed Inter coach Antonio Conte is amongst the frontrunners to take over.

Massimiliano Allegri, who had been long-linked with a move to the club, has returned to Juventus this week in the aftermath of Andrea Pirlo’s sacking.

Barcelona, meanwhile, have refused to confirm whether current boss Ronald Koeman will still be in charge of the side next season.

The Catalans finished third last season, their lowest finish in La Liga since 2008. However, Koeman did manage to win the Copa del Rey this season.

Atletico Madrid won La Liga this season, breaking up the Barca/Real duopoly for the first time in seven years.