Klopp linked to Germany post again as Bayern say they’d be ‘crazy’ to let Flick go
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp continues to be linked to the Germany post while Bayern Munich have said they have no intention of allowing Hansi Flick to leave the club.
Joachim Low, the incumbent in the Germany job since 2006, has indicated that he will step down after Euro 2020, creating a void that must be filled.
Inevitably, Klopp, the man who led Liverpool to Champions League and Premier League glory, has been linked to the job. The Liverpool boss sought to distance himself from the post last week, when he issued a statement indicating that he has no intention of leaving Anfield.
Nevertheless, Kicker still believes that he could take the role while suggesting that Lothar Matthaus, Germany’s record caps holder, is another candidate.
Will Hansi Flick leave Bayern Munich?
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick, who led FCB to a clean sweep of titles last year and has already claimed the Club World Cup this season, is another name associated with the post.
The Bundesliga leaders, though, are adamant that he will not leave.
“We would be crazy to let Flick go early,” CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told DPA of a coach under contract until 2023. “Every agreement includes rights and duties.
“It is the most successful period in the history of FC Bayern Munich.”
“We would be crazy to let Flick go early”Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Bild, meanwhile, reports that Flick could yet leave Bayern due to a dispute with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. He reportedly feels he does not have enough control of transfer policy.
Rummenigge, meanwhile, praised the German FA (DFB) for not seeking to contact coaches with a commitment to a club – something that should be seen as positive by Liverpool fans.
“I think it is correct by the DFB not to contact a coach, who is under contract beyond 30th June, 2021,” he added, revealing the details of the discussions he had with Fritz Keller, the president of the DFB.
“It was an open dialogue. The DFB was steadfast about their position, which I find decent of them.”
With this in mind, Klopp would have to approach the DFB if he were to take the job, as he is under contract with Liverpool until 2024.