Next Germany Manager Odds


Liam Bewsher | @LBewsherMedia

Next Germany Manager Odds

Germany manager Hansi Flick is under intense pressure following Die Mannschaft’s disastrous campaign at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar which saw them exit at the group stages for a second tournament running.

This was the 57-year-old’s first major tournament as manager of Germany, having been assistant to Joachim Low during their 2014 triumph in Brazil. Prior to the World Cup in Qatar, Die Mannschaft had finished in third place behind Italy and Hungary in Nations League Group 3.

Germany broke some unwanted records in this year’s World Cup, as they failed to win either of their first two matches at the World Cup finals for the first time in their history, before defeating Costa Rica 4-2 in their final outing. It was their 2-1 loss to Japan on match day one that proved to be the most costly, as the Samurai Blue effectively eliminated them from the competition with a shock 2-1 win over Spain.

With calls for Flick to resign, despite his superb record at club level with Bayern Munich where he famously won the treble in 2019/20, here we take a look at Germany’s next manager odds.

Thomas Tuchel

Ex-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is perhaps the most obvious man for the job, as the 49-year-old is without a club following his dismissal from Stamford Bridge.

The 49-year-old was harshly sacked by Chelsea at the start of the season, despite winning the Champions League with the Blues in 2020/21, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup later on in the same year.

Tuchel was often regarded as the closest manager ability-wise to Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp when he was working in England and could be a good fit for Germany, as they look like a side that would suit playing five at the back. The likes of Nico Sule, Antonio Rudiger (when at Chelsea), Nico Schlotterbeck and David Raum are all doing this at club level.

On top of this, Tuchel has good pedigree in his homeland, as prior to his spell at PSG that saw him win 74.8% of his matches and pick up six major honours in just two seasons, he managed to win the DFB Pokal with Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17, while also leading Mainz to a ninth place finish in his first season.

Julian Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has been frequently linked with the Germany national team job, however, with the 35-year-old being a Bayern Munich fan and in the midst of building an exciting project at the Allianz Arena, it would take some effort to prize him away.

Nagelsmann has an impressive managerial record for someone of his age, having won the Bundesliga last season, as well as two DFL-Supercups with Bayern. Prior to this, he had taken RB Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history in 2019/20, while also finishing second in the Bundesliga in 2020/21.

The 35-year-old also holds the record for being the youngest manager in Bundesliga history, having taken charge of Hoffenheim at just 28 years of age. When Nagelsmann took over at Hoffenheim, they were 17th in the table, seven points from safety in February 2016, he lead them on a run of seven wins in 14 matches which even saw them avoid the relegation play-out. The following season, Hoffenheim finished fourth under his management.

Joachim Low

Following his 15-year reign as national team manager, Joachim Low is yet to find himself a new managerial role.

Low famously won the World Cup with Die Mannschaft in 2014, while also leading them to the final of Euro 2008 and to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Low took charge of 198 matches as national team manager, winning 124 and drawing 40.

Could Low be in line to return as manager of the national team to provide stability despite their poor performances under him in the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020?

Jurgen Klinsmann

Although he is more of a historical name, Klinsmann could be a good shout for another go as manager of the Germany national team.

The former Tottenham striker was actually the man who Joachim Low succeeded as Germany manager, following Klinsmann guiding the national team to third place in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, where his side narrowly lost to Italy in the semi-finals to eventual champions Italy, before beating Portugal in the third-place playoff.

At present, the ex-Tottenham and Bayern Munich striker doesn’t have a role at a club, having left Hertha Berlin in February 2020, meaning that he could take the job for their Euro 2024 campaign, as he did following Germany’s miserable Euro 2004 showing. This could essentially buy Die Mannschaft more time, as the likes of Jurgen Klopp was heavily linked to the role before Flick got the role.

Jurgen Klopp

With a potential change in ownership happening at Liverpool and the Anfield club underperforming on the pitch during the 2022/23 campaign thus far, could Klopp be ready to make his next managerial move?

Like Nagelsmann, Klopp has been frequently linked with the Germany national team job due to his incredible career successes at club level with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

During his time at Dortmund, Klopp transformed the club, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2010/11 and 2011/12, as well as the DFB Pokal in 2011/12 and two DFL-Supercups.

While at Liverpool, he broke their 30-year wait for a top-flight league title in 2019/20 after winning the Champions League in 2018/19. On top of this, Klopp also added domestic honours such as the League Cup and FA Cup last season and came tantalisingly close to winning an unprecedented quadruple in 2021/22.

Miroslav Klose

Perhaps iconic Germany striker Miroslav Klose could be in with a shout of being their next national team manager, as typically, Die Mannschaft haven’t always gone for obvious choice in the past.

Klose is currently the manager of Austrian Bundesliga outfit SC Rheindorf Altach and despite being in tenth place in the league at present in his first campaign, he has actually improved them thus far from their 11th-place finish last season.

Altach have typically been a relegation candidate in Austria for a while now and it will certainly be interesting to see what Klose can do with them. The 44-year-old scored 71 goals in 137 matches for Germany and has previously been the national team’s assistant manager, as well as Bayern Munich’s too.

Klose is Germany’s all-time record goalscorer and ironically, the top-ever goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup finals, finding the back of the net 16 times in 24 games.