Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann has once more denied having any contact with Borussia Dortmund as hypothesis persists he’ll take over on the Westfalenstadion on the finish of the season.
Dortmund have appointed former Cologne boss Peter Stoger till June 30, 2018, after dismissing Peter Bosz on the weekend.
Publications together with kicker, Suddeutsche Zeitung and Bild have reported that Dortmund have held constructive talks with Nagelsmann and that it’s all the way down to Hoffenheim agreeing to launch their 30-year-old head coach in the summertime.
Nagelsmann is below contract till 2021 however that deal is reported to include a launch clause that comes into impact from 2019.
Nonetheless, Nagelsmann — who had till lately been among the many favourites to take the Bayern Munich job in the summertime — mentioned after Hoffenheim’s 2-Zero defeat at Hannover on Sunday that no discussions have taken place.
“Issues do not change each two days,” Nagelsmann, whose agent additionally represents former BVB coach Jurgen Klopp, advised reporters.
“I already mentioned two days in the past I’ve had no contact. Ought to I put ‘KK’ for ‘kein kontakt‘ [‘no contact’] on my brow?”
Dortmund turned to Stoger — lately dismissed by Cologne after a dismal begin to the season — as a short-term measure after an alarming dip in kind prompted Bosz’s exit simply six months after his appointment.
Bosz, who had left Europa League finalists Ajax to affix Dortmund, wished the Bundesliga membership “all the most effective for the long run” in a farewell message revealed on the official web site.
He mentioned: “As a result of given circumstances, we sadly didn’t handle to realize the specified outcomes. I’m extraordinarily sorry about this.
“I want the membership all the perfect for the long run and shall be maintaining my fingers firmly crossed.”
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 10, 2017
In the meantime, Stoger’s preparations for his first match in cost had been hit by extreme climate situations.
Dortmund are away to 14th-placed Mainz on Tuesday however Stoger needed to cancel his first coaching session, as an alternative holding an indoor gymnasium session.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @uersfeld.