Jurgen Klopp is among the bookmakers’ favourites to replace Joachim Low as the next permanent Germany manager.
61-year-old Low is set to step down from his post after 15 years in charge following Euro 2020 this summer.
Low took the reins in 2006, initially joining the national team set up as Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant coach in 2004.
The coach led Germany to the World Cup in 2014 with his side thrashing Brazil 7-1 in one of the most memorable games in the competition’s history at the semi-final stage before seeing off Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the final.
Low parts company with Germany after requesting to finish his contract a season early.
DFB President Fritz Keller said: ‘I have great respect for Joachim Löw’s decision.
‘The DFB knows what he has in Jogi, he is one of the greatest coaches in world football. Jogi Löw has had German football like no other for years Not only because of his sporting achievements, but also because of his empathy and humanity.
‘The fact that he informed us about his decision at an early stage is very decent. He gives us the DFB the necessary time, calmly and a sense of proportion to name his successor.’
Klopp signed a contract extension at Anfield in December 2019 that ties him to the club until 2024. Following on from last season’s Premier League success however the club have endured a miserable defence of their title with the club 22 points behind leaders Manchester City in eighth place.
Next Germany manager odds
- Stefan Kuntz – 2/1
- Jurgen Klopp – 3/1
- Julian Nagelsmann – 6/1
- Hans-Dieter Flick – 8/1
- Jurgen Klinsmann – 10/1
- Arsene Wenger – 16/1
- Christian Streich – 20/1