The president of Germany’s football federation is dismissing speculation that former coach Juergen Klinsmann may return as an adviser to his successor, Joachim Loew.

Germany’s Bild daily reported, without citing sources, that Klinsmann might be brought back to work with the national team and speculated that he might advise Loew.

However, federation president Theo Zwanziger told Munich’s TZ newspaper: “I have heard nothing of the possibility of installing Juergen as an adviser.”

National team manager Oliver Bierhoff also rejected talk of a comeback. “There will be no official collaboration” with Klinsmann, Bierhoff said.

Klinsmann returned to Germany last season to coach Bayern Munich, but was fired in April after a string of disappointing results.

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