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Germany ponder new dream team of Tuchel and Rangnick

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is in the frame for the Germany job.

Germany crashed out in the group stage in Qatar, four years after suffering the same fate in Russia.

On Monday, Oliver Bierhoff, the director of the national team, resigned following the nightmare campaign.

And Flick's job is hanging in the balance, with the ex-Bayern Munich manager releasing a rather damning statement following Bierhoff's departure.

He said: "My coaching team and I are finding it difficult at the moment to imagine how the gap created by Oliver's departure can be closed professionally and personally."

If Flick, 57, is sacked or chooses to resign from his post, Kicker says ex-Chelsea man Tuchel is one of the frontrunners to replace him.

The German coach, 49, was dismissed by the Blues back in September after a string of poor results.

But overall he was a success at Stamford Bridge, winning the Champions League less than six months into his spell at the club.

He could be joined in the Germany set-up by ex-Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick.

Rangnick, 64, left Old Trafford after a short stint as interim head coach last season, taking a managerial job with the Austria national team.

But he is now being linked with replacing Bierhoff as the Germans' director of football.

Rangnick was Tuchel's head coach at Ulm in 1997 where the pair formed a relationship.



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