According to reports, before Julian Nagelsmann was named Germany manager this week, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp turned down an offer to replace Hansi Flick.
Nagelsmann was named on Friday by the German Football Federation (DFB) as the new manager of the senior me𝚗’s national team.
With this new contract signed, Nagelsmann will lead the German national team through the 2024 European Championships, which are scheduled to end on July 14.The 36-year-old was hired after Flick was fired after a 4-1 loss to Japan.
After Klopp declined an offer from the DFB, the newspaper Telegraph reports that the organization contacted Nagelsmann, a former manager at Bayern Munich.Reports sаy that after being approached for the position, Liverpool’s manager quit the company leaving ‘no doubt he was unavailable.
The DFB may re-approach Klopp after the Euros due to Nagelsmann’s short-term contract.The 56-year-old finished first in a poll of Germany’s fans to determine who should lead the national team.
Earlier this month, Klopp’s representative Marc Kosicke reaffirmed that his client will see out the final year of his contract with Liverpool.
Following Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League victory against LASK, the Reds boss said he was relishing and enthused by the potential of his Liverpool rebirth.
‘Massively. I have really appreciated it from the first day we were back,” Klopp remarked. I was enthusiastic about the revamp, the fresh approach, the renewed vitality. After much consideration, we made a major shift last year.
But we intended to make these changes permanently, not just temporarily. I can’t help but feel ecstatic. There are still numerous things that are… but we’re already excellent at what we do. That’s all it is: a good beginning, nothing more.
The DFB will be hoping for a turnaround under Nagelsmann in preparation for next year’s European Championships in Germany.Upon his appointment, Bernd Neuendorf, president of the DFB, said, “Next year’s European Championship is of enormous importance for football in Germany as a whole.”
We have full faith in Julian Nagelsmann’s abilities as national coach to lead the team to victory at the EURO and excite the country’s football supporters.
“Julian Nagelsmann is an excellent coach who is extremely enthusiastic about his new role.”
Nagelsmann commented on his appointment by saying, “We have a European Championship in our own country.”
A phenomenon of that magnitude only occurs once every several decades. To me, nothing is more important than hosting a fantastic tournament in a fantastic nation. I really want to try my hand at this difficult task.
“The show in Dortmund was just the start. We’re going to have a great year together as a team.