Jurgen Klopp’s agent has confirmed the Liverpool boss will not become Germany’s next manager.
The European powerhouse are looking for a new manager following the decision to sack Hansi Flick after a torrid 4-1 defeat to Japan earlier this week.
A statement from DFB president Bernd Neuendorf read: “The committees agreed that the senior men’s national team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results.
“We need a spirit of optimism and confidence with a view to the European Championships in our own country.
“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions in my life current term of office. Because I value Hansi Flick and his assistant coaches as football experts and people.
“But sporting success is the top priority for the DFB. Therefore the decision was unavoidable.”
As a result, Germany are looking for a new manager with the Liverpool boss among the names linked with the post.
Klopp signed a new contract at Anfield last summer that will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2026, with his agent, Marc Kosicke confirming that he’s going nowhere.
Kosiche told Sportschau: “Jurgen has a long-term contract with LFC and is not available for the national coaching position.”
German media outlets BILD claim former Chelsea and Tottenham target Julian Nagelsmann is the favourite to take the post.
The 36-year-old former Bundesliga-winning Bayern Munich coach has been out of work since being fired by the Bavarians in March.
In trading Bayern for Germany, he would follow the path of Flick, who left the record champions for the national team in 2021 a summer on from winning a historic European treble.