The German Football Association (DFB) have held talks with former international Jurgen Klinsmann about becoming national coach.
Reports suggest he will be named as manager this week, ending the DFB’s search for a successor to Rudi Voller.
It’s thought that Klinsmann could take up the role even though he has no management experience. Much like Marco van Basten – who has taken over the Netherlands team – the 39-year-old has coaching qualifications, but the national job would be his first venture into management.
The ex-striker, who was a World Cup winner in 1990 and captain of the German team that won Euro 96, recently suggested the DFB appoint a foreign coach and Denmark’s Morten Olsen was thought to be a candidate.
Klinsmann, who lives in New York and works in sports marketing was originally targeted for a behind-the-scenes role with the DFB.