Klinsmann not thinking of quitting after Schalke loss

Juergen Klinsmann Munich - Juergen Klinsmann says he has no intention of quitting as coach of Bayern Munich in the wake of Saturday's 1-0 home loss to Schalke 04. The result had some fans in the Allianz Arena calling for Klinsmann's removal and leaves the defending Bundesliga champions three points behind leaders VfL Wolfsburg, who can extend their lead to six points with victory over Energie Cottbus Sunday.

"When a coach at Bayern Munich isn't at the top and hasn't fulfilled the expectations then there will be criticism, whistles and discussions about his position," said Klinsmann.

"I take that on board and know that the work with the team is working and is a lot of fun."

Klinsmann added that he believes he still has the support of the Bayern board and club president Franz Beckenbauer.

"We will carry on with all the resources we have," he said.

"We now have five games left and will try to achieve the maximum and see where that gets us," added the 44-year-old.

"Direct qualification to the Champions League is an absolute must." (dpa)