Denmark coach Morten Olsen has revealed that he turned down the chance to coach Germany prior to Jurgen Klinsmann’s appointment.
Olsen has confirmed that he had held talks with Germany’s governing body, but opted instead to stay loyal to his homeland.
”I have thought about it, that it could have been me instead of Klinsmann, when the World Cup starts,” he told BT.
”The possibility was there but I chose differently.
”I was talking to the German federation but at one point I decided to reject the offer.”
Olsen has been in charge of Denmark since 2000 and his contract expires in 2010.