We can add RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann to the list of people who have proactively withdrawn their names as potential candidates to take over for Joachim Löw when he vacates his position as manager of Germany.
“I definitely want to stay the club’s coach for the next few years,” Nagelsmann said to Sky (as captured by sport.de).
Nagelsmann later admitted than taking the helm for Germany would be appealing at some point, just not any time soon.
“But of course, it is an honor for every coach to be the national coach of a very successful football nation. But not for me now and for the next few years, it is not an issue,” Nagelsmann said.
At just 33-years-old, Nagelsmann has plenty of time to get into the international mix, but the RB Leipzig manager is currently focused on finding a way to overcome a two-goal deficit against Liverpool in the Champions League’s knockout round.
When asked about the timing of Löw’s decision to walk away after the upcoming European Championships, Nagelsmann indicated that only Löw can make the decision when the timing would be right.
“Is it the right time for him? Obviously, otherwise he probably wouldn’t have done it and then you have to congratulate him after the tournament,” said Nagelsmann.