The resignation of national team director Oliver Bierhoff (54) on Monday evening was the starting signal for the search for a successor…
BILD knows: There is no full-time solution with Matthias Sammer (55).
Sammer is not available for an official DFB job – not even if the previous Bierhoff job (academy & national teams) should be shared among several shoulders.
In an advisory role in the background, like he does at Borussia Dortmund, he would like to help the DFB. Open if that will happen. Because the DFB is looking for someone who will take responsibility in the first row, who will support the national coach but also challenge him. “Uncomfortable” keeps popping up as a character trait.
That’s why Fredi Bobic (51) is now the favorite!
As one of six DFL supervisory board members, Bobic is currently busy with the future of DFL boss (46) Donata Hopfen, which will be decided on Wednesday in Frankfurt. After that, the DFB topic could become topical. Despite his current commitment as head of sports at Hertha BSC, Bobic should not be averse to taking on the task. Even his long-planned vacation in the USA, which Bobic will start on Thursday, is not an obstacle to talks.
Phillip Lahm (39), tournament boss of the home EM 2024, and DFB vice president Celia Sasic (34) should also be ready to take on more responsibility for the national team. Both brought the European Championship to Germany and are considered to be close friends of DFB President Bernd Neuendorf (61). Another candidate: Michael Ballack (46).
Ballack to IMAGE: “When it comes to German football, everyone who is asked should help. In principle, however, there should first of all be a finding process in order to clarify how this position – or positions – should be filled in terms of content in the future.”
An option to supplement the national team manager would be a “think tank” with experienced doers like Karl Heinz Rummenigge (67) and Rudi Voeller (62). Also record national player and Flick friend Lothar Matthaeus (61) could play a role in this.
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