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Joachim Löw ponders possible life at Real Madrid after Die Mannschaft

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The German coach might be eyeing a future in Spain.

Korea Republic v Germany: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images,

Joachim Löw’s tenure as manager of Die Mannschaft will eventually come to an end, and the 2014 World Cup winner might be aiming for a big job once his work is done with Germany.

Löw, who has has been the head coach of Germany since 2006, gave an interview to German television network ZDF (via AS) where he discussed what the future may hold. Löw’s current deal with the national team runs until 2020.

I was a club coach for a few years and I’m still not thinking about retirement. So there will come a time when you have to think about what to do next. For my part, I’m still interested in managing a club.

When pressed by ZDF interviewer Jochen Breyer on whether he had any particular clubs in mind, Löw offered an interesting reply.

I think it would be abroad, not in Germany. Real Madrid is an interesting club for every coach.

AS noted that Löw was briefly linked with Real Madrid when Zinedine Zidane resigned last summer. At the time, Löw forcefully shot down any rumors.

I rule this out totally. Madrid will find a suitable replacement but yes, the Zidane resignation did take me by surprise.

Since Germany remains unstable after disappointing 2018 World Cup and UEFA Nations League performances, Löw may have to rebuild his reputation a bit before the big-time interest becomes mutual.