Spicy report: Watzke should take over Bierhoff's tasks
Created: 04/12/2022 19:34
By: Corbinian Kothny
After the preliminary round at the 2022 World Cup, Germany is discussing personnel consequences at the DFB.
According to a picture report, Oliver Bierhoff is said to be on the verge of extinction.
– These are turbulent days for everyone involved in the German national team.
After the disastrous end in the preliminary round at the 2022 World Cup, almost everything at the DFB is under scrutiny.
Even national coach Hansi Flick is questioned after the end.
Born: May 1, 1968 (54 years old) in Karlsruhe
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European Champion 1996 as a player
DFB: Crisis meeting planned for next week
Just like Oliver Bierhoff.
The managing director of the national team has to explain himself to the DFB leadership after the third tournament embarrassment in a row.
DFB President Bernd Neuendorf already said after the World Cup that an informative talk was planned soon.
“Our timetable stipulates that we will sit down together in the coming week.
This will be a first meeting where we will discuss how the situation is," said the 61-year-old.
Oliver Bierhoff is said to be on the verge of leaving the DFB.
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National coach Flick and Hans-Joachim Watzke should also be present at the meeting next week.
The managing director of Borussia Dortmund has been vice president of the DFB since the beginning of the year.
According to information from the
newspaper, Watzke should now play a stronger role in matters relating to the national team.
This would be at the expense of the current managing director: Oliver Bierhoff.
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The 54-year-old has been under criticism for some time.
The 1996 European champion is often blamed for failing to implement “The Team” after the 2014 World Cup title.
On top of that, Aus at the 2022 World Cup is already the third disappointing tournament in a row.
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Immediately after the game against Costa Rica, Bierhoff ruled out resigning, but had to face critical questions in an interview with Esther Sedlaczek.
Bierhoff admitted to having made mistakes in dealing with the "One Love" issue.
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According to the report, the influence of the 54-year-old should now be limited.
Hansi Flick, on the other hand, cannot be blamed for the early World Cup due to his short tenure.
In the future, Bierhoff could then limit himself to his second field of activity as director and managing director of the academy.
Bierhoff has been an official at the DFB since 2004 and celebrated the 2014 World Cup title as his greatest success. (kk)