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Julian Nagelsmann the leading contender for Germany’s head coach role after Hansi Flick’s dismissal

Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as the front-runner for Germany’s head coach role following Hansi Flick’s sacking, according to BILD.

Flick has been relieved of his duties in the wake of a series of poor results, with the 4-1 defeat against Japan proving to be the final nail in the coffin.

The German national team has announced that Rudi Voller, Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner will preside over the team for the next game against France.

Nagelsmann’s name is high on DFB’s wishlist having been regularly linked with the national team in the past.

The 36-year-old has been without a job since he was sacked by Bayern earlier in March. The decision was a surprise as he had lost only three times in 37 games in the 2022/23 season.

Nagelsmann was also linked with several top clubs this summer including Paris Saint-Germain but the move collapsed at the eleventh hour.

There is a sticking point for the German national team as Nagelsmann is still under contract with Bayern until 2026.

They need to pay a hefty severance fee in the region of €15 million to release him from the Bundesliga giants.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner are other options being studied by Die Mannschaft.

Flick’s appointment after Joachim Low’s era restored the hopes that Germany could return to their heyday.

However, the sextuple winner with Bayern failed to meet the expectations as the Germans suffered yet another shocking exit from the group stage of the 2022 World Cup.

The situation is alarming, and the DFB team will look to resolve things quickly as they are hosting European Championships next year.

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