The DFB have begun talks with Julian Nagelsmann over becoming the new Germany head coach, according to Sport1.
The federation considers the former Bayern Munich boss as their number one candidate, particularly as Jürgen Klopp confirmed he’ll stay committed to Liverpool.
With talks underway, the 36-year-old is said to be excited about potentially becoming the national coach, especially as there is a home tournament just around the corner.
Nagelsmann is still under contract at Bayern. However, the club are willing to let him leave without receiving any compensation in return from the DFB. In truth, Bayern would be happy to get him off their payroll.
One potential issue when it comes to a total agreement could come down to finances, however.
Nagelsmann is currently earning around €6.5m a year from his pre-existing Bayern contract. Quite simply, the DFB can’t offer him that. With Hansi Flick and his assistants Danny Röhl and Marcus Sorg on the payroll until the home European Championship, finances are tight.
The 36-year-old may be open to taking a decrease in pay when he has the chance to lead his nation at a home tournament.
Should Nagelsmann become the new coach, either Hannes Wolf or Sandro Wagner will likely become his new assistant. The duo were on the touchline with Rudi Völler on Tuesday night as Germany beat France 2-1. Wagner has worked with Nagelsmann before when he played under him at TSG Hoffenheim.
GGFN | Jamie Allen