President Fritz Keller of the DFB has his preferred candidate for the national coaching office in mind. “Honestly, there is always a plan A, a plan B, a plan C and a plan D,” said Keller on Tuesday in the SkyBroadcast “My Story”: “We have it. I have my personal one, and I think my colleagues too.”
He was “a child of set theory”, emphasized Keller: “Then these circles will be drawn, and then at some point we will get a lot of overlap. I am convinced that we will present a great trainer in the next few months.”
The head of the association did not mention the names of candidates, but he emphasized: “It will certainly not be a name that nobody knows. And we said that we would not get a coach out of an existing contract.”
National coach Joachim Löw will resign after the European Championship after 15 years. The most promising candidates for the successor are currently Bayern coach Hansi Flick, Ralf Rangnick and U21 coach Stefan Kuntz. Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool FC) and Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig) have already declined.