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Klopp, Kuntz and 11 candidates to replace Low as Germany coach

22:00 GMT+3 09/03/2021
The World Cup-winning manager will leave his post after a decade-and-a-half in charge when the Euro 2020 tournament comes to an end

  • Klopp Liverpool 2021

    #1 Jurgen Klopp

    Current role: Liverpool manager

    Contract expires: June 2024

    Jurgen Klopp is likely to be interested in taking the Germany job at some point in his career, and with the Reds struggling in 2020-21, Low's resignation may present an opportunity for a fresh start.

    Publicly though, he has gone on record as ruling himself out of the running.

  • Hansi Flick Bayern Munich 2020

    #2 Hansi Flick

    Current role: Bayern Munich head coach

    Contract expires: June 2023

    The man in charge at Bayern Munich knows the Germany set-up well, having acted as Low's assistant for eight years and he also worked as the German FA's sporting director prior to taking the top job in Bavaria.

  • Ralf Rangnick

    #3 Ralf Rangnick

    Current role: Unattached

    The 62-year-old is available for his next job after a long spell establishing RB Leipzig among Germany's top teams.

    Indeed, the national team job, Goal and Spox understand, is one of the options he is considering for a return to the dugout.

  • Julian Nagelsmann RB Leipzig

    #4 Julian Nagelsmann

    Current role: RB Leipzig head coach

    Contract expires: June 2023

    At 33, Julian Nagelsmann would become the youngest Germany national team coach in history if he took over from Low this summer. 

    He does not seem in much of a hurry, though, telling reporters in 2020: "It is a great honour to be national coach, but I still have a little time and I want to be on the pitch every day and enjoy club football."


    #5 Stefan Kuntz

    Current role: Germany U-21s head coach

    Contract expires: June 2023

    Kuntz lifted the European Championship as a player in 1996 and has also experienced success as a manager, guiding Germany's U-21s to Euro 2017 glory. 

    He is considered one of the top candidates to succeed Low, even if he does not have quite the same high reputation as some of the other possible candidates.

  • Lothar Matthaus

    #6 Lothar Matthaus

    Current role: Unattached

    The 1990 World Cup winner would be a long-shot pick for Low's job, having last coached Bulgaria back in 2011.

    "Of course, I'm interested in football and the national team, but I'm happy with my life. I rule that out," Matthaus, who is currently working as a pundit for Sky in Germany, has previously said.

  • Armin Veh 1. FC Köln

    #7 Armin Veh

    Current role: Unattached

    The Stuttgart legend last worked for Cologne as technical director between 2017 and 2019. 

    Lothar Matthaus recently put the 60-year-old's name forward for the job, stating: "Armin Veh works well, gets along well with the team, is good with the players. He also has a certain composure."

  • Lucien Favre Borussia Dortmund 2019-20

    #8 Lucien Favre

    Current role: Unattached

    Germany have never previously employed a foreign manager to lead their national team, making the Swiss ex-Dortmund boss an outside bet for the job. 

    Favre's decent record at Signal Iduna Park, especially when it comes to developing young talent, might, however, work in his favour.

  • Arsene Wenger

    #9 Arsene Wenger

    Current role: Head of global football development with FIFA

    The Frenchman has found himself in the running for the Germany national team post, with him previously having been linked with the job during his time at Arsenal.

    In 2019, meanwhile, he expressed his interest at working at Qatar 2022, telling beIN SPORTS: "I must say, I always wanted to go to the World Cup because I felt it is the job of a manager to be where the best football players in the world play football."

  • Jurgen Klinsmann Hertha Berlin

    #10 Jurgen Klinsmann

    Current role: Unattached

    A legend with Germany as a player, winning both the 1990 World Cup and Euro 1996, Klinsmann has fared rather less successfully as a manager.

    However, he has experience in charge of Die Mannschaft, having been Low's predecessor, and has revealed that he is likely to step back into the management game in the future.

  • Miroslav Klose Bayern Munich assistant

    #11 Miroslav Klose

    Current role: Bayern Munich assistant head coach

    Contract expires: June 2021

    One of Germany's greatest ever strikers, Miroslav Klose is another who could come into contention to replace Low.

    While the 42-year-old lacks any managerial experience, he has been learning the ropes in his role as assistant head coach at Bayern Munich and will be familiar with many of the players in the national team set-up.