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Last Updated: Friday, 25 June, 2004, 13:52 GMT 14:52 UK
Daum not in Germany running
Christoph Daum
Daum worked in Turkey last season
Christoph Daum has dismissed reports that he is a contender to succeed Rudi Voeller as Germany coach.

"I am not part of these discussions," said the former Bayer Leverkusen boss. "There has been no contact with the German Football Federation."

Daum was set to take over after Erich Ribbeck was sacked following Euro 2000, but a cocaine scandal saw his chances evaporate and Voeller got the job.

Voeller quit following Germany's first-round exit from Euro 2004.

The German media had listed Daum as a possible replacement, along with Ottmar Hitzfeld and Greece coach Otto Rehhagel.

But Daum, who won the 1992 Bundesliga title with VfB Stuttgart, said: "I do not want to talk about my dreams. It is not about dreams but realism.

"First of all we have to thank Voeller for all his good work," he added.

"The German Football Federation must now make an astute decision as to who replaces him."

Former Bayern Munich coach Hitzfeld, 55, is the favourite and he has already admitted his interest in the post.

Daum is currently manager of Turkish club Fenerbahce.



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