“Maybe in the future, but now I don’t have time!” Jurgen Klopp quashes rumors he will leave Liverpool to become Germany manager with Joachim Low under severe pressure after Spain’s 6-0 humiliation
- Joachim Low’s Germany was beaten 6-0 by Spain in the UEFA Nations League
- The manager has received a vote of confidence in the run-up to next summer’s Euro 2020
- But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was chosen to replace him
- Klopp tried to quash any suggestion that he would leave Anfield to take the job
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out taking the job with Germany in the near future and will reject any Football Association approach to his country.
Klopp has been installed as one of the favorites to replace pressurized Joachim Low in the aftermath of last week’s humiliating 6-0 defeat to Spain in the UEFA Nations League.
It was Germany’s biggest defeat in nearly 90 years and their biggest competitive defeat ever.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed his commitment to Liverpool after being installed as a favorite to become the next German manager
Joachim Low is under heavy pressure after Spain’s 6-0 beating against Germany last week
While the German Football Association acted quickly to reaffirm their confidence in Low ahead of next summer’s European Championship, that doesn’t stop with speculation about his successor.
But Klopp, who has led Liverpool to victory in the Champions League and the Premier League for the past two seasons, was quick to destroy any link with the nation team.
“Maybe in the future, but now, no, because I don’t have time,” he said Sunday night before Liverpool’s game against Leicester City.
‘I also have a job, a pretty intense job by the way.
‘I’m not sure if anyone asked me, but if they don’t know, I have a job here at Liverpool – even if the weather is bad!
Germany suffered its worst defeat in nearly 90 years in the UEFA Nations League match
Germany was demolished in Seville and the press at home chose them apart
Klopp at the training ground this week as he prepares his team for the Leicester City visit
‘I like it and I’m responsible for many things here, so I’m not going to look for another challenge.’
Klopp, 53, has been signed with the Anfield club until 2024, having signed a new deal last December, but has made it clear that he plans to return to Germany when it expires.
German legend Lothar Matthaus led calls to Klopp to replace Low as Die Mannschaft manager ahead of Euro 2020.
But the day after the loss in Seville, Low received a vote of confidence from DFB president Fritz Keller.