After Germany’s defeat in the friendly match against Japan on Saturday in Wolfsburg by a score of 4-1, manager Hansi Flick was dismissed from his position.
He is the only person to hold the position of Germany boss to be fired since the position was established in 1926.
Since August 2021, when Flick took over for Joachim Low as Germany’s head coach, the German national team has struggled under Flick’s direction, as evidenced by the fact that they have lost four of their last five matches.
Former team manager Rudi Voller will take interim command for Tuesday’s friendly match against France. Voller was in charge of the team from 2000 to 2004.
In February, Voller, who is 63 years old and was a striker for Germany in the past, was given the role of director of the German national team.
Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner are going to be there to help him out.
Although they would be hosting the men’s European Championship the following year, Germany has been in a state of disarray.
“The committee agreed that the German national team needs a fresh impetus after the recent disappointing results,” said Bernd Neuendorf, head of the German FA. “After the recent disappointing results.”
“As we head into the European Championship the following summer, we need to ensure that the nation is filled with confidence and hope surrounding our team.
“This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make during my time in this role because I really respect Hansi Flick and his assistants, both on a professional and a personal level. This was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make.”
This choice has to be made since the DFB places such a high priority on its teams’ ability to compete well in their respective sports.
Between the years 2006 and 2014, Flick, age 58, served as Low’s deputy manager for Germany.
His tenure as head coach began with eight victories in a row, but Germany’s play deteriorated steadily throughout the course of the year, and they were eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup in 2017.
Additionally, his assistants Marcus Sorg and Danny Rohl have been let go from their positions.
Germany’s sole victories over international competition in the past year came against Oman, Costa Rica, and Peru.
Given that Flick won 70 of the 86 games he coached for Bayern Munich between November 2019 and June 2021, such an underwhelming showing came as a surprise.
In the 2019-20 season, Bayern won the domestic league title, the domestic cup title, and the Champions League title under the direction of Flick.
Flick stated that he was “brutally disappointed” after Germany’s loss against Japan, but he continued to believe that he was the “right manager” for Germany.
On the other hand, he added something somewhat ominous: “Things can change in professional football, and I can’t see what’s to come.”
“as soon as possible,” according to the German FA, they plan to make an announcement on Flick’s full-time replacement.
It is possible that Julian Nagelsmann, who succeeded Frank Flick as manager of Bayern Munich at the end of the 2020-21 season, will be one of the top candidates. Since Bayern fired him in March, the highly regarded 38-year-old has been unemployed and looking for job.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has also been suggested in the German media. Voller, who last led Bayer Leverkusen as a caretaker in 2005, could potentially be in the running for the job, despite the fact that he has not coached a team since then.
Oliver Glasner, an Austrian who once served as the manager of Eintracht Frankfurt, is another candidate that has been brought up.