Austria relaxed over Marcel Koller's future after coach linked with Nurnberg job
The Football Association of Austria insists no decision has been made on the future of Marcel Koller.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 14/10/13 10:52pm
Former Switzerland international Koller has spent the past two years in charge of Austria and his contract expires at the end of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Austria are set to finish third in Group C behind Germany and Sweden, and face the Faroe Islands away in their final game on Tuesday.
Koller, who has previously coached Bochum and Cologne in the Bundesliga, has been mooted as a contender for the Nurnberg job after Michael Wiesinger and Armin Reutershahn were sacked earlier this month.
Reports have claimed that Nurnberg have failed to reach an agreement with Christian Gross and that has put his compatriot Koller in the frame.
However, Leo Windtner, the chairman of the Football Association of Austria, is not concerned by the prospect of losing the services of Koller.
"We are not afraid of losing Marcel Koller," Windtner told Die Presse. "We have him under contract and he is an excellent head coach.
"Of course, football is also a business. Still, we will soon clear the dust.
"We have had good progress under Marcel Koller. We have made one step in the right direction."