‘Maybe in the future but now I have no time!’ Jurgen Klopp quashes rumours he will leave Liverpool to become Germany manager with Joachim Low under severe pressure after 6-0 humbling by Spain
- Joachim Low’s Germany were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in the UEFA Nations League
- Manager has received vote of confidence ahead of next summer’s Euro 2020
- But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was installed as favourite to replace him
- Klopp moved to quash any suggestion he would leave Anfield to take the job
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out taking the Germany job in the foreseeable future and will rebuff any approach from his country’s football association.
Klopp has been installed as one of the favourites to replace under-pressure Joachim Low in the wake of last week’s humiliating 6-0 defeat to Spain in the UEFA Nations League.
It was Germany’s biggest defeat in almost 90 years and their biggest ever competitive defeat.
Jurgen Klopp has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool after being installed as favourite to become the next Germany manager
Joachim Low is under severe pressure after Germany’s 6-0 thrashing by Spain last week
Despite the German FA moving quickly to reassert their faith in Low ahead of next summer’s European Championship, that hasn’t stopped speculation about his successor.
But Klopp, who has led Liverpool to glory in the Champions League and the Premier League in the past two seasons, moved quickly to quash any link with the nations team job.
‘Maybe in the future but now, no, because I have no time,’ he said ahead of Liverpool’s game with Leicester City on Sunday night.
‘I also have a job – a pretty intense job by the way.
‘I am not sure if anybody has asked me but if they don’t know I have a job here at Liverpool – even if the weather is bad again!
Germany suffered their heaviest defeat in almost 90 years in the UEFA Nations League fixture
Germany were demolished in Seville and the press back home picked them apart
Klopp on the training ground this week as he prepares his team for the visit of Leicester City
‘I like it and I am responsible for a lot of things here so I will not go and search for another challenge.’
Klopp, 53, is contracted to the Anfield club until 2024, having signed a new deal last December, but has made clear his intention to return to Germany when it expires.
Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has led the calls for Klopp to replace Low as manager of Die Mannschaft ahead of Euro 2020.
But Low received a vote of confidence from DFB President Fritz Keller the day after the loss in Seville.