Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick sidestepped questions relating to potentially taking over as Germany coach.
Current national team number one Joachim Löw is under increasing pressure after his side were thrashed 6-0 last weekend by Spain.
That defeat also came just days after DFB director Oliver Bierhoff had talked up the possibility of Flick eventually stepping into Löw’s shoes.
But when asked about it in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, the Bayern tactician refused to give the speculation any weight.
“Obviously I watched the [Spain] game and I think felt the same as everyone else did,” he told reporters.
“I was disappointed with the way we played football but on the other hand, these things happen in football.
“Sometimes you get run over and, in the end, you have to draw the right conclusions but that isn’t my job.
“You know that I live in the here and now, which is why those things are too far away for me to even consider.”
Flick was assistant coach of Die Mannschaft for almost a decade and was part of the staff which won the World Cup in 2014.