(Football news) Germany crashed out of the Group Stage for their second consecutive World Cup, resulting in technical director Oliver Bierhoff not being offered a contract renewal. A shock 2-1 defeat to Japan played a big part in Die Mannschaft’s woes at Qatar but manager Hansi Flick will keep his job until at least Euro 2024 which will be hosted in Germany. The 57 year old took over the job from Joachim Lowe after leading Bayern Munich to the Champions League and two Bundesliga titles.
In the aftermath of the 2022 World Cup, Flick attended a meeting with German FA president Bernd Neuendorf and vice-president Hans-Joachim Watzke after which they said that the federation had “full confidence” in the manager for the Euro 2024 tournament. Germany are already looking for a replacement for Oliver Bierhoff who resigned from his role as managing director of the country’s senior and youth teams. Some of the possible replacements for the 54 year old are Fredi Bobic, Matthias Sammer, Lothar Matthaüs, Ralf Rangnick and Thomas Hitzlsperger.
“My coaching staff and I are optimistic about the European Championship in our own country. As a team, we can achieve a lot more than we showed in Qatar. We missed a great opportunity there. We will learn our lessons from that. I have faith in the joint path agreed today with Bernd Neuendorf [German FA president] and Aki Watzke [vice-president]. We all want the whole of Germany to gather behind the national team again at the home European Championship in 2024.” – Hansi Flick
“We are all convinced that the 2024 European Championship in our own country represents a great opportunity for football in Germany.” – DFB president Bernd Neuendorf
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