Jurgen Klopp has already made his feelings clear on Germany job after Hansi Flick sacking
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has already made his feelings on the Germany job clear.
On Sunday, Hansi Flick was sacked as Germany manager, a day after a 4-1 friendly defeat by Japan in Wolfsburg.
In turn, Flick becomes the first Germany boss to be sacked since the role was created back in 1926.
The four-time World Cup winners have lost four of the past five games, with Flick having overseen just 12 wins in his 25 matches in charge since replacing Joachim Low in August 2021.
Rudi Voller, who managed the team from 2000 to 2004, will take temporary charge for Tuesday's friendly with France, while Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner will be his assistants.
Germany, who host the European Championship next year, will now be on the hunt for a new manager with Liverpool boss Klopp among the names that have been floated.
However, Julien Nagelsmann, who is still legally under contract at Bayern despite his departure as head coach last season, is said to be the favourite.
While speaking about the job in an interview this summer, Klopp said: “The job of national coach is and would be a great honour - there's no question about that. The problem that stands in the way of the whole thing is my loyalty.”
The former Mainz and Dortmund boss added: “Basically, it's an interesting job. But I don't know yet whether I'll do something completely different after I leave Liverpool. I want to keep my options open.”
Klopp would be many people’s preferred option for the job. Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus said in 2020 as per the aforementioned Mail report: “When you talk about possible candidates, there is only one person that everyone would want in the future, and that is Jurgen Klopp. He is extremely successful, personable and equally popular with fans and the media.”
After Flick’s sacking, German FA president Bernd Neuendorf said: "The committee agreed that the German national team needs a fresh impetus after the recent disappointing results.
"Going into the European Championship next summer, we need confidence and optimism in the country regarding our team.
"This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make during my time in this role because I really respect Hansi Flick and his assistants, both on a professional and personal level.
"Sporting success is of the utmost importance to the DFB, which is why this decision had to be made."