Joshua Kimmich says Jurgen Klopp ideally suited to Germany manager role


According to an interview as published by The Times, Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich believes Jurgen Klopp is ideally suited to be manager of the Germany national team.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the versatile 24-year-old has been speaking ahead of his side’s trip to face Liverpool at Anfield in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday night, and has been full of praise for the former Borussia Dortmund coach.

The Germany international, who may well start at right-back on Merseyside, said via The Times: “You see how he works at Liverpool, or how he worked before at Dortmund. [Joachim] Löw has been there [as Germany’s head coach] since 2006, so it’s hard for everybody to imagine how it would be with another coach. But of course I think Jürgen Klopp would be a good national coach.”

Low signed a new contract that would take him through until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar prior to his team’s awful showing in Russia last summer, while they also suffered relegation from their UEFA Nations League group.

Would Klopp ever get the job?

Given his personality and style of play he likes to use, there seems little doubt that one day he will be Germany manager.

When Low eventually goes – whether that is after the World Cup in Qatar or beforehand if things continue to not go well – Klopp will undoubtedly be one of the names near the top of the shortlist to be his replacement.

Should the 51-year-old win the Premier League title with the Reds this season he may feel satisfied that he has done all he can with the Merseyside club, who of course would surely do everything they can to keep him should Germany come calling unless things turn sour in the near future given his huge popularity.