Everything Jurgen Klopp has said about being Germany boss as Joachim Low leaves
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has often spoken about becoming the next Germany manager, and it’s something that could now become a reality.
Current Germany boss Joachim Low will step down from his role after this summer’s Euros with the nation on the hunt for a new chief.
Klopp is among the favourites having won the Premier League and Champions League since taking over at Liverpool in 2015.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss has often said he would ponder taking over at Germany and in August 2018, said: “If I am asked one day and I am available then I would think about it.
“But am I thinking about it right now, in my current situation when I am tied to Liverpool for the next four years and because Germany have just played a bad World Cup? No. I'm not available.”
It was a similar story just over a year later as Klopp’s stock continued to grow at Anfield.
Speaking to Magenta TV in October 2019, in response to a question regarding the Germany role, Klopp said: "I really can not say. I do not know if I would like to. Now, as of today, I do not feel like it.
"Stand up now, I'm totally happy with what I do and that's important in the whole story.
"I also could not say one hundred per cent if I was the right one [to replace Low]. If the question ever arises, I would think about it – but not now."
Earlier this season, in November, there seemed to be a slight change in heart with Klopp distancing himself from the job.
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“Wow, I thought that is one of the questions I answered most often in my life!” Klopp said.
“In the future, maybe. Now? No. I have no time, I have a job – a pretty intense job by the way!
“I’m not sure if anyone asked for me or whatever, but if they don’t know, I have a job at Liverpool. And even though the weather is bad again, I like it!
“I’m responsible for a lot of things here, so I will not go and search for another challenge. I have enough challenges after waking up in the morning!”
And just a month later, with Low having been under pressure, Reds boss Klopp told Welt am Sonntag: "Nobody is perfect.
“[But] most of us are good and Jogi is one of them. I have zero per cent criticism. The bigger effect [of certain selections] can be seen later. I trust him that he has planned it exactly that way.
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"People always think that the next coach will do it better immediately, but [the coach] is not always the only reason when things go well.
"But they are not the only reason when things don't go quite so well. Jogi Low has been extremely successful for many years."
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