Jurgen Klopp’s agent has ruled out the possibility that the Liverpool manager will replace Hansi Flick as Germany manager following their surprise World Cup exit.
A brace from Kai Havertz and goals from Serge Gnabry and Niklas Fullkrug ensured Germany’s 4-2 victory over Costa Rica on Thursday, but their efforts were in vain as Japan made a remarkable comeback, beating Spain and joining them in the group exit. E.
The elimination of the German national team from the group stage – the second in the history of the World Cup – drew sharp criticism of the team, with some questioning Flick’s suitability for the role of head coach.
Former Germany international Dietmar Hamann urged Flick to leave after overseeing a “pathetic” campaign in Qatar, and Liverpool boss Klopp as well as former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel were touted as a potential replacement.
However, Klopp’s spokesman Mark Kosike told Sky Sports in Germany that his client would not be interested in the role, stating: “This is a media issue.
“Jürgen has a contract with Liverpool until 2026 and he intends to fulfill it.”
Last year, Flick signed a three-year contract to manage the German national team, which will last until the start of Euro 2024 in his home country.
The former Bayern Munich boss will curse Germany’s finish after being knocked out of the World Cup despite scoring the highest expected goals (xG) of the tournament (10.4), three more than the total a quantity managed by the second most creative side of the competition (France with 7.4 xG).
Hansi flick on #CRCGER
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) December 2, 2022