Germany appointed Julian Nagelsmann to lead them at Euro 2024 because Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp turned down the offer, according to Telegraph Sport.
Klopp has always reaffirmed his commitment to the Reds with his contract set to expire in 2026. The 56-year-old had been considered a top candidate for the Germany job after Hansi Flick was sacked after a disappointing 4-1 friendly defeat to Japan.
It was reported that DFB were considering offering Klopp the opportunity to see out the 2023/24 season with Liverpool before taking the job on a permanent basis just before Euro 2024.
However, they received no encouragement from the German and they went on to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as manager on a contract until July 2024.
The 36-year-old now takes over from Flick. Nagelsmann has been without a club after he was shown the exit door by Bayern Munich in March after less than two years in charge.
Germany will be hosting next summer’s European Championship finals, which run from 14 June to 14 July 2024.