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Hansi Flick sacked as coach of Germany



Hansi Flick has been sacked as coach of Germany following Saturday’s 4-1 friendly defeat to Japan in Wolfsburg.

Saturday’s defeat was their fourth defeat in their last five matches and their heaviest defeat since being thrashed 6-0 by Spain in the Nations League back in 2020.

Hansi Flick sacked as coach of Germany
Hansi Flick at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with Germany. Source: Getty

Hansi Flick was sacked alongside his two assistants, Marcus Sorg and Danny Rohl, with immediate effect.

DFB President Bernd Neuedorf confirmed their sack in a statement which read;

“The committees agreed that the men’s senior national team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results.

“With a view to the European Championships in our own country, we need a spirit of optimism and confidence.

“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions of my time in office so far because I appreciate 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 unavoidable.”

Hansi Flick sacked as coach of Germany
Hansi Flick at a press conference. Source: Getty

Rudi Voller, Hannes Wolf, and Sandro Wagner will look after the team on a one-off basis on Tuesday, September 12, against France.

The dismal run of results for the former Bayern Munich boss, who led the Bavarians to the Bundesliga title twice, also included a disastrous World Cup exit last winter.

This is the first time Germany has sacked a coach in the 123-year history of the country’s football association. All ten of Flick’s predecessors avoided firing, including Joachim Low, who won the 2014 World Cup with Flick as his assistant.

German media outlet BILD claims former Chelsea and Tottenham target Julian Nagelsmann is the favourite to take the post.

The 36-year-old former Bundesliga-winning Bayern Munich coach has been out of work since being fired by the Bavarians in March.

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