Former Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus has suggested that current Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick could be set to take over the national team.
The nation are set to be without a manager following the delayed Euro 2020, with World Cup winning coach Joachim Low having already announced his upcoming departure.
Flick himself has also been rumoured to be considering leaving Bayern, suggestions that intensified with the Bavarians’ defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League.
Matthaus could certainly see him swapping the German champions for the country’s national side.
Talking to Sky in Germany, he said: “I already said two weeks ago that in my opinion, this is Hansi Flick’s last season. I’ve said that Hansi Flick is right at the top of the DFB list, and then nothing else for a long time. There’s an offer from the DFB, yes.
“So, they want Hansi Flick and I think – or rather, I’m convinced – that Hansi Flick will no longer be Bayern coach after this season.
“That means the last game against Augsburg at home will be Hansi Flick’s last game as head coach of Bayern.”
Should Flick depart the Allianz Arena in the summer, he will certainly be hoping to round off his tenure with the Bundesliga title.
Currently sitting five points clear at the top of the table, Bayern can be backed at a price of 1/100 with Betfair to win the league this season.