With his position at the helm of Borussia Dortmund far from certain, Lucien Favre played down his circumstances.
Borussia Dortmund intend to move on from Jadon Sancho's recent problems, says Michael Zorc.
Hertha Berlin have appointed Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach, three years after he was sacked by the United States.
Of the eight third-round DFB-Pokal ties, four are all-Bundesliga matches, with holders Bayern Munich landing a clash with Hoffenheim.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a sensational return to Old Trafford in January.
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly on Bayern Munich's radar should the Bundesliga champions part with Niko Kovac.
Borussia Dortmund will host Borussia Monchengladbach in one of two all-Bundesliga ties in the DFB-Pokal second round.
Bayern Munich were frustrated in their opening Bundesliga match of the campaign as Hertha Berlin held on to claim a 2-2 draw.
Watford have received a reported €20million from Hertha Berlin for Dodi Lukebakio, who played just 15 minutes in the Premier League.
Liverpool's triumph in the Champions League final left on-loan midfielder Marko Grujic craving a future at Anfield.