The DFB has fired Hansi Flick as the head coach of the German national team.
On the recommendation of DFB President Bernd Neuendorf, the shareholders’ meeting and supervisory board of DFB GmbH und Co. have voted to terminate the employment of national team coach Hansi Flick and the two co-coaches Marcus Sorg and Danny Röhl.
Bernd Neuendorf revealed in a statement that the committees agreed that the senior men’s national team needs an overhaul of its managerial department following the embarrassing defeat to Japan (1-4) in a friendly match on Saturday.
Bernd Neuendorf: “We need a spirit of optimism and confidence with a view to the European Championship in our own country. For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions of my tenure so far. I value Hansi Flick and his co-coaches as football experts and people. However, sporting success is a top priority for the DFB. Therefore, the decision was inevitable.”
While Hansi Flick’s replacement is yet to be identified, at the international encounter against France on Tuesday in Dortmund, Rudi Völler, Hannes Wolf, and Sandro Wagner will serve as the team’s temporary coaches.