Rettig’s appointment as DFB sports director leads to upheavals in the crisis advisory board. The search for a national coach is not affected by this, emphasizes President Neuendorf: On the contrary, we are “a significant step further”.
The line-up of reporters was impressive when the German Football Association (DFB) introduced the new sports director Andreas Rettig at the association’s headquarters on Monday morning. It doesn’t seem unreasonable to suspect that a certain voyeurism had increased interest, because it wasn’t just about a personality, but about a new episode with the potential for trouble in the eternal soap opera of football. “New chaos at the DFB” was what was said in the media coverage on Sunday, among other things, after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Oliver Mintzlaff announced with calculated fanfare that they were resigning from the DFB task force to save German football because they had heard of Rettig’s appointment (according to a press release “a sensitive personality worthy of discussion”) from the media instead of from the president.