The German Football Association (DFB) has made it clear that it will not pay an exit fee to choose Hansi Flick as Joachim Low’s successor.
The DFB is currently looking for
’s replacement, who will step down after the European Championship this summer.
has been named as the main candidate after announcing he will leaveBayern Munich
at the end of the season, but the Bavarian club will likely demand financial compensation to release him.
However, DFB vice-president
has insisted that the association is not able to pay Flick’s release clause.
"The DFB will not pay any transfer fees because it has never paid transfer fees and because, as a non-profit association, it is difficult to do so,"
Koch toldBayerischer Rundfunk
"The DFB does not have an infinite amount of money. We will not break into existing contracts. We have never done that before, FC Bayern have to sort it out themselves."
Koch added on the process of selecting Germany's next coach
: "We need a successful European Championship to get back on track.
"A good national coach has to be well connected and accepted by the association."