German broadcaster "Sport1" reports that Miroslav Klose is no longer a candidate for the vacant 1. FC Kaiserslautern trainer position. Sky Germany, meanwhile, notes that club manager Thomas Hengen remains interested in bringing in a former player to coach the team.
Hengen nevertheless remains interested in bringing in a former player to coach the team. In point of fact, Sky Germany reports that Hengen is interested in brining in his one-time former teammate Dimitrios Grammozis. The former SV Darmstadt 98 and FC Schalke 04 head-coach has been without a job since Schalke dismissed him late in the 2021/22 2. Bundesliga campaign.
After Nenad Bjelica's installation at 1. FC Union Berlin last weekend, Grammozis would be the second 1. FC Kaiserslautern player from the early aughts to ink a German coaching contract in the past week. Grammozis, Hengen, and Bjlica all represented the Pfälzer "rote Teufel" between 2001 and 2004 in the German top flight.