Joachim Löw announced earlier today that he would be stepping down as manager of the German national team after this summer’s European Championship after serving as Die Mannschaft boss since 2006.
There have been a number of names touted around to replace Low, but there’s no certainty at this point who will replace him. Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp has already taken himself out of the running by affirming that he plans of fulfilling the rest of his contract on Merseyside.
Per Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, the DFB will, however, announce Löw’s replacement prior to the Euros kicking off this summer. Germany begins their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign at the end of this month against Iceland, Romania and then North Macedonia and there’s a chance that there will be some friendly matches between then and the Euros starting in June.
Update #Löw: The DFB plan is that his successor should be decided before the tournament. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 9, 2021
In addition to Klopp, Ralf Rangnick, Stefan Kuntz, Hansi Flick, Arsene Wenger, Jupp Heynckes, Jürgen Klinsmann, Julian Nagelsmann, and even Ralph Hasenhüttl have been linked with the job within a short period after Low made his announcement.
With Klopp already taking himself out of the conversation, though, Flick is considered by many to be the odds-on frontrunner to replace Low. Many Bayern Munich fans do not want to see him leave Die Roten after the end of this season, though.
Flick certainly hasn’t come out and made a statement like Klopp has, but time will tell who the inevitable replacement will be.