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Germany yet to appoint Julian Nagelsmann due to his high salary

The German Football Federation (DFB) has not appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their head coach due to a gap between their salary offer and his earnings at Bayern Munich, per Kicker.

The 36-year-old earns €7 million a year from Bayern, but the DFB have only offered him €4m to coach the German men’s national team.

Nagelsmann has asked Bayern for a severance payment, which Die Rekordmeister have no intention of paying. He is still contracted to them.

Nagelsmann is the DFB’s number one target for the head coach role following the dismissal of Hansi Flick last week.

The DFB sacked Flick following their loss to Japan. DFB top brass Rudi Voller took over as caretaker manager and led Die Mannschaft out for their rousing win over World Cup finalists France.

However, the German FA is cooling their interest in Nagelsmann due to his demands.

Nagelsmann has been out of a job since the Bavarians dismissed him towards the end of last season.

At a point this summer, he looked close to taking over as Chelsea’s head coach but then rejected the opportunity. Tottenham Hotspur also turned down the chance to hire him.

He has remained on the job market and was close to taking over the German national team as they prepare for the 2024 European Championship. That move has now stalled.

Germany will host Euro 2024 and are expected to make deep run. That is a tough ask for Nagelsmann or whoever Die Mannschaft hires after Germany’s poor showings at their recent tournament outings. 

They crashed out in the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage and the round of 16 of Euro 2020. 

If Nagelsmann and the DFB can get past their salary hurdle, it will be interesting to see what the former Hoffenheim boss can galvanise from this group that needs fresh ideas.

However, if they can’t agree a deal, Voller might be forced to continue his interim coaching role until they find a new manager.

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