Germany's Joachim Low unfazed by 'pure speculation' linking him to replacing Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid

The 51-year-old coach insists that he is not paying attention to gossip that he might take the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu, hailing the Portuguese as the right man for the job

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Germany coach Joachim Low has played reports linking him with the hot-seat at Real Madrid.

The 51-year-old has been suggested as the Spanish club's priority to replace Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese boss eventually decides to embark on a new challenge.

"Mourinho should wait until 2014, when my Germany contract expires," Low told Abendzeitung München.

"But seriously: this is pure speculation, nothing more. I am coach of the Germany national team and there are not many jobs in the world which are better than this.

"I do not waste thoughts with such things. I am convinced that Mourinho is the best coach for Madrid at the moment."

Low, who took charge of the Germany national team in 2006, has earned rave reviews for his work with die Mannschaft, who have reached the semi-finals of consecutive World Cups, as well as the Euro 2008 final.

Mourinho has raised doubts about his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu after stating last month that he wished to return to the Premier League "in a couple of years".

The former Chelsea manager has since refused to comment on a potential new job, despite experiencing a backlash from some following Madrid's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey earlier in the month.

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