Sammer: I have no interest in coaching Germany

The former Borussia Dortmund player has revealed he is not looking to return as a trainer, whether it be for Germany or for a Bundesliga club, despite the Bayern rumours

Matthias Sammer has revealed that he has absolutely no interest in coaching Germany in the future.

The former Borussia Dortmund player is currently the sporting director for the DFB (German Football Association) but there has previously been talk that he could eventually replace Joachim Low as the head coach for Germany.

However, it appears Sammer will not be replacing his colleague anytime soon.

"I've found my calling as sporting director. I am infinitely grateful to the DFB in the last six years. I can work independently and I have a lot of support. I have absolutely no interest in working again as a trainer," he told Bild.

The 44-year-old has also been linked with eventually replacing Jupp Heynckes at Bayern Munich but Sammer, who previously coached Dortmund and Stuttgart, refuted such rumours.

"I only see myself as a sporting director. It took me a couple of years for me to realise but today, after the whole experience I will say quite clearly, the job as sporting director is my absolute fulfilment. This is an outstanding job because we still have so much to do for German football," he added.

Sammer was also questioned about Low's eventual successor for the national team but he believes the trainer, who has been in charge since 2006, will carry on for the foreseeable future.

"He will not stop. 'Jogi' is doing an outstanding job. He is a constant presence and he must remain in charge of the national side as long as he wants. I hope he stays beyond 2014 as he has my total support."

Germany have been drawn in a difficult group at this summer's European Championship alongside Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark.