According to a media report, the German Football Association is aiming to work with national coach Julian Nagelsmann beyond the home European Championships in the summer.

According to information from the trade magazine “Kicker”, there will soon be a new contract offer for the 36-year-old. The current contract ends after the home tournament. However, the entry into force of the new contract would be linked to the European Championship performance.

The DFB officials around sports director Andreas Rettig and sports director Rudi Völler would like to tie Nagelsmann to the association as national coach on a long-term basis before the start of the European Championships on June 14th. “You don’t send successful coaches away,” Rettig told “Kicker”. That is why they are currently making a plan under which conditions qualification for the 2026 World Cup finals in the USA, Mexico and Canada could be tackled together. An initial exchange about this has already taken place. And according to “Kicker”, Nagelsmann was said to be quite open and interested.

Nagelsmann: “A year break is out of the question for me”

Nagelsmann was also asked about his future after the home tournament at a DFB fan pk. “In general, I know that a year’s break after the European Championships – or a six-month break – is out of the question for me. Unless there is no offer. But if one comes, it is out of the question,” he said. Regarding his ideas for the future, the former Bundesliga coach said: “I can imagine two things, association or club, actually these two things, nothing else.” He currently has no offer.

The DFB apparently wants to agree on a common European Championship goal with Nagelsmann, after which the contract extension would come into force. Which hurdle or round the national coach would have to overcome with the national team at the tournament in their own country in order to continue the cooperation is one of the still open questions that need to be clarified. But it is clear that “a preliminary round exit against Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland would certainly not be a basis for continued employment,” as the “Kicker” writes.