After Germany’s 6-0 defeat to Spain this week, Joachim Löw is on the brink and naturally Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is a prime candidate to replace him.
Klopp has long been linked with the Germany post, with his success in the Bundesliga, and now Premier League making him arguably the best German coach around.
However, the recent rise of Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich has muddied the waters somewhat, with it revealed this week that he has been discussed by Germany chiefs should they decide to replace Löw.
Augsburger Allgemeine look at the situation today, and the various candidates for the position and, of course, Klopp gets a mention.
They say the Liverpool boss is ‘one of the two dream candidates’, with Flick being the other one, after he ‘achieved all of the Reds goals’ by delivering the Premier League title and a sixth Champions League crown.
Up until Flick’s recent success the 53-year-old was considered the ‘ideal solution’ for the position should it become available.
AA argue that ‘there would be no better person’ to ‘polish up the badly battered image’ of the national team, thanks to his ‘entertainer qualities and full-throttle football’.
There is one catch, though, and that is his situation at Liverpool. Klopp recently signed a new deal at Anfield until 2024 and at the moment is probably ‘still too happy’ being a club coach.
Either way, Augsburger Allgemeine definitely believe Klopp would be a perfect candidate should Löw leave in the near future.
Of course, Liverpool are protected by that contract and the fact their manager wants to stay, but it’s certainly something to keep an eye on should Germany be on the hunt for a new boss.