As reported by Florian Plettenberg, Rudi Völler, who is the director of the German national team, can imagine Julian Nagelsmann succeeding Hansi Flick.
Since Flick was relieved of his duties on Sunday, there has been considerable speculation over who will become the next head coach for Die Mannschaft. While Rudi Völler will take temporary charge, Julian Nagelsmann looks to be the favourite to land the job on a permanent basis.
However, the DFB are yet to contact Bayern Munich over the availability of their former head coach. While Nagelsmann was dismissed by Die Rekordmeister last season, the 36-year-old is currently still on the payroll in Bavaria.
It was originally understood that Bayern would be hoping to recoup around €10m-15m for Nagelsmann which would instantly put an end to any chance of the young head coach taking charge of the national side. Nevertheless, with Bayern aware that the DFB are unwilling to pay a compensation fee, they are contemplating releasing Nagelsmann just to free up their payroll.
With Euro 2024 less than a year away, the DFB can not allow for the national side to be further humiliated – especially on home soil. Nagelsmann would resemble a gamble, but it could be a risk worth taking for the national side.
GGFN | Will Shopland