Former manager Louis van Gaal is keen to become the new manager of the national team, according to reports.
Van Gaal has been out of work since his third stint in charge of the Netherlands, standing down from the role after his nation’s exit at the in .
The Dutchman spent two years at Old Trafford between 2014 and 2016 and was famous for his memorable quotes, funny antics and witty behaviour which grabbed headlines and turned him into somewhat of an internet meme.
Van Gaal went viral for thinking Chris Smalling’s name was ‘Mike’ during a press conference while sat next to the player, telling his squad to ‘get horny’ and his iconic dive in front of fourth official Mike Dean on the touchline during a game.
The 72-year-old, who won the FA Cup during his spell at United, is plotting a return to management and it is that he is ‘ready to take over’ from Hansi Flick, on Sunday.
The DFB are thought to be considering a number of names and former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann – linked to managerial roles at Chelsea and Tottenham this summer – is believed to be the current top candidate.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, is the DFB’s dream choice to replace Flick as they look to secure a new head coach before the country hosts Euro 2024.
Klopp was born in Stuttgart – managing Bundesliga clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund before he joined Liverpool in 2015 – and he .
But his agent – pointing at his contract with the Reds, which does not expire until 2026.
Germany have suffered group-stage exits at the last two World Cups and crashed out of Euro 2020 in the last 16 to England.