Former German national team manager Joachim Low has dismissed any chance of coaching a club team, specifically ruling out the vacant position at Bayern Munich.

In a recent interview with Welt TV, the 64-year-old emphasized his disinterest in both the club and the managerial role to be vacated by Thomas Tuchel in the upcoming summer, employing unequivocal language to convey his stance.

“Bavaria is unlikely to be interested in me as a person or a coach,” asserted Low, adding, “I’m not interested in Bayern Munchen either.”

Since stepping down from his role with the German national team just before the 2021 Euros, Low has refrained from taking up any new coaching position. His coaching journey in club football includes stints at Stuttgart and Karlsruhe in Germany, as well as Adanaspor and Fenerbahçe in Turkey, and Tirol Innsbruck and FK Wien in Austria.

Reflecting on his extensive travels as Bundestrainer scouting players across Germany, Low spoke about seeking a “fitting challenge” for his next assignment. Expressing excitement about the prospect of the 2026 World Cup in North America, he stated, “I’ve travelled through this country for 17 years, been to all kinds of stadiums, and know the clubs very well.”

The former Bundestrainer also commented on Toni Kroos’ return to the German national team, leaving it to current coach Julian Nagelsmann to determine his role. On the potential move of Bayer Leverkusen trainer Xabi Alonso to his former club, Low offered commendation for the Spaniard.

In a busy media day, Low addressed a range of topics in an interview with Germany’s Sport BILD tabloid. Responding to Max Kruse’s claim that he fell out of favour due to a “female visitor” in the team hotel, Low dismissed the allegation, stating that such incidents had occurred before and that Kruse’s omission was purely performance-related.

Low drew a parallel to past situations, highlighting how during Euro 2012, Jerome Boateng’s public affair did not impact his playing prospects. Low emphasized that the objective was to be World Champions in football, not poker, and Kruse’s omission was based on his footballing attributes rather than off-field matters.

With a clear vision for the future, Joachim Low remains focused on potential challenges, setting his sights on the 2026 World Cup as he distances himself from club management opportunities.