Hansi Flick was fired as head coach of the German national team after a meeting with shareholders and just nine months before Euro 2024.
The former Bayern Munich coach had a fairly unsuccessful time as coach of the national team, with a 4-1 defeat against Japan appearing to be the final straw.
In one opinion It was confirmed nationally that Flick was fired after a “general meeting”.
Bernd Neuendorf, President of the German Football Association, said: “The committees agreed that the men’s senior national team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results.” We need a spirit of optimism and confidence in our own country.
“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions of my time in office so far.” Because I value Hansi Flick and his assistant coaches as football experts and people. But sporting success is the top priority for the DFB. So the decision was inevitable.’
Hansi Flick has been fired as head coach of the German national team after poor form
Germany suffered a 4-1 defeat against Japan on Saturday, which appeared to be the final straw
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Flick after an unsuccessful time with Germany
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Germany faces a difficult test on Tuesday when it hosts World Cup finalists France at Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park.
However, Flick will not be in the dugout for this game as a decision has already been made about his future.
Flick was in charge of the team when they were eliminated by Japan at the World Cup in Qatar, but will no longer be in the dugout following his dismissal.
Germany, who won the 2014 World Cup, entered the tournament with high hopes, but the season was marred by unrest between players, a perceived lack of support from fans at home and thorny political issues, leaving the team with just four points was able to come third in her group.
The national team was in real crisis during the World Cup, drawing once, losing once and winning once.
A newly released All or Nothing documentary showed how their tournament failed while the players lacked punctuality, much to Flick’s annoyance.
Their only win since then was a 2-0 win over Peru in March, with Flick since seeing his side lose to Belgium, Poland, Colombia and Japan – while they drew with Ukraine in June.
News of Flick’s sacking comes as Germany director Rudi Voller said the 4-1 defeat was a “disgrace” and he would speak to Flick on Sunday.
He said: “We are all still in shock. “A 4-1 defeat is a disgrace. We should all take a good look at ourselves and then see what happens next. We would all do well to sleep on it tonight.
“I just spoke to Hansi – he is deeply affected.” We will talk tomorrow (Sunday) about why this happened. That was an embarrassment.’
Bernd Neuendorf, the president of the German Football Association, described the decision as one of the most difficult
The director then released his own statement when Flick’s dismissal was announced.
“Hansi Flick has worn out in the last few months; “Together with his coaching team, he gave everything to turn things around for the better after leaving the club at the World Cup in Qatar,” he said.
“Unfortunately we have to say today that we didn’t succeed.” The Japan game clearly showed us that we can no longer make any progress in this situation. This is not an easy moment for me, because I came to the DFB in February to support Hansi Flick in all my ways, to support him so that he can be successful in sport. And I was firmly convinced that as national coach he would be able to get our national team back on track.
“But now we have to act responsibly, we have to change something in order to be able to play the demanding and ambitious hosting role at the European Championship in our own country that we all want.” The fans in Germany rightly expect that from us.
Voller and Sandro Wagner will lead the national team against France on Tuesday, it has been confirmed.
Rudi Voller said the defeat against Japan was the game that decided Flick’s fate
Voller continued: “I will therefore temporarily look after the national team for the one game against France with Hannes Wolfby at my side.”
“The most urgent task will then be to hire a national coach who will quickly reorganize our team and prepare it for the big European Championship tournament next year, from which we all hope that there will be positive impulses for German football and also for our entire team .” country.
“A national coach who will then raise the national team back to the level that we know and expect from it in the long term.”
This news comes after Ilkay Gündogan revealed that his side are struggling with a “mental battle with themselves”.
Gündogan admitted: “Very difficult to bear.” I think the only good situation was the goal, where we played the rhythm we wanted, but unfortunately we have to admit that Japan were better than us defensively and offensively.
Ilkay Gündogan revealed that his team was struggling with a “mental battle with themselves”.
“I think you can sense that a lot of our players are struggling mentally – they lack confidence, there is no understanding of the timing of decisions and obviously games and results like this don’t help at all.”
“We feel like everyone is fighting with themselves and that makes it harder to create a mood and atmosphere.”
“Football-wise there is a huge lack of confidence and that makes it harder to get results.”
“We have to admit that we’re just not on the same level with teams like today. “We’re just not good enough at the moment.
“This is the reality.” Maybe we even think we are better than we are.”
It remains to be seen who will succeed Flick, with Julian Nagelsmann considered the first leading candidate.