Schweinsteiger names qualities for Bierhoff successors and suddenly brings Effenberg into play
Created: 06/12/2022, 19:51
By: Andreas Knobloch
Esther Sedlaczek and Bastian Schweinsteiger in Doha in conversation about the successor to Oliver Bierhoff.
© screenshot ARD
World Cup expert Bastian Schweinsteiger has brought new names into play as the successor to Oliver Bierhoff at the DFB.
A quite surprising one.
Doha – Shortly after the DFB earthquake around Oliver Bierhoff and shortly before the World Cup game Switzerland against Portugal (in our live ticker), ARD presenter Esther Sedlaczek asked World Cup expert Bastian Schweinsteiger who he sees as his successor and whether the position of the sports director would be a sensible one.
There are many names floating around in the media at the moment.
Schweinsteiger finds a sports director at the DFB very useful
Schweinsteiger thinks the installation of the sporting director is “very sensible”.
"Having someone who has a different point of view is more uncomfortable, he has to fit in with Hansi, you could get a different spirit in there.
If you see the other nations and see the passion with which they work, that would do the national team good.”
Sedlaczek asked about Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bastian Schweinsteiger said live on ARD shortly before the evening game: "I would be surprised, he would be someone who brings momentum back to the store." Schweinsteiger, who is said to be on a successor list himself, then brought surprising names into play .
Schweinsteiger suddenly mentions the name Effenberg: "Guys who can tackle"
“I tend to think of people like Michael Ballack or Stefan Effenberg.
These are guys who can really tackle things.
We can now speculate."
said the expert, who was also “surprised by his name” and joked about the double burden of ARD-DFB.
He ends the speculation about Bierhoff's successor with a job description: "One, like Sammer 2013 at FC Bayern".
According to Schweinsteiger, the successor must act on players.
He misses the link to the fans.
The "burning" he often quotes could perhaps be felt more clearly again not only on the offensive, but also in the "game against the ball".
When asked by Sedlaczek, Schweinsteiger doesn't think it's "excluded" that Hansi Flick - who commented today - is resigning from his post, but he still has a contract.
But then Schweinsteiger adds: "Hansi continues".