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Taskforce recommends Rudi Völler as DFB sports director


It's still not official, but the path seems clear for Rudi Völler as the new sporting director of the DFB. The influential task force of the Bundesliga grandees has also spoken out in his favor.

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Rudi Voeller

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The former team boss Rudi Völler is to succeed Oliver Bierhoff as sports director of the German Football Association.

According to information from the "Bild" newspaper on Thursday evening, this is the result of a meeting of the DFB task force with Hans-Joachim Watzke, Bernd Neuendorf, Oliver Kahn, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Mintzlaff, Matthias Sammer and Völler himself.

Should this step also be officially announced, the responsible bodies of the German Football Association would still have to approve the recommendation for the 62-year-old.

The DFB Presidium will meet next week.

The DFB task force has not yet made an official statement.

The former world champion Völler, who actually retired from football in the summer of 2022, is to take over some of the tasks of the former DFB director Bierhoff.

This had left the association after the World Cup preliminary round from the DFB selection at the end of last year in Qatar.

According to reports, the DFB will spread the other Bierhoff areas over several shoulders.

For Völler, the focus is on the selection of national coach Hansi Flick.

Völler left Bayer Leverkusen as managing director last summer.

Already in 2000 he stepped in when the DFB was in dire need, even as team boss at the time.

He led the DFB selection to the 2002 World Cup final, after the preliminary round at the 2004 European Championship it was over.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2023-01-19

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