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Klopp rejects links to German team: ‘I already have a pretty intense job!’

Jurgen Klopp has insisted he is not interested in replacing Joachim Low as the coach of the Germany national team should they decide to sack Low. The national team coach is under enormous pressure in Germany following their 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League and it has been suggested that Klopp is considered the leading favourite to lead the team during the European Championship next summer.

“Wow, I thought that is one of the questions I answered most often in my life”, Klopp told reporters. “In the future, maybe. Now? No. I have no time, I have a job – a pretty intense job by the way! I’m not sure if anyone asked for me or whatever, but if they don’t know, I have a job at Liverpool. And even though the weather is bad again, I like it! I have enough challenges after waking up in the morning!”

The German coach also says he is happy that Pep Guardiola has signed a new contract at Manchester City. “I’m happy Pep signed a new contract, but I’m a little bit afraid that it will not be Guardiola against Klopp or something like that for the next few years. It looks like Frank [Lampard] and Chelsea are building a proper team, Man United will not stay [where they are] without trying, and Arsenal will do the same.”

“Tottenham look really dangerous this year, Leicester is obviously really good, and 100 per cent Wolves will not settle. I watch a lot of football, and I see the steps they make. That’s a threat for all of us. But I’m happy that Pep stays with me for longer.”

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