Status: 29.11.2023, 15:02 PM
By: Melanie Gottschalk
For Berti Vogts, there is only one national coach who can lead the DFB team at the 2024 European Championship in Germany – Nagelsmann certainly isn't.
Frankfurt – A few months before the 2024 European Championship in their own country, things are still not going well for the DFB team. The last two international matches of the year against Turkey (2-3 defeat) and Austria (0-2 defeat) were lost, and national coach Julian Nagelsmann is running out of time. Former national coach Berti Vogts had an idea...
Vogts wants Völler as national coach – and Nagelsmann as his assistant coach
Because, as the 76-year-old told Sport Bild, there is only one coach for him who can lead the DFB team at the 2024 European Championship: "Team boss must be Rudi Völler - and Julian Nagelsmann his assistant coach," Vogts told Sport Bild: "For me, that's the be-all and end-all if we want to play a successful European Championship."
Völler, who was team boss of the DFB team between 2000 and 2004, made an impression during his brief comeback last September. "We played our best international match in years in the 2-1 win against France under Rudi. Not only does he have a lot of knowledge, he also has a lot of experience – which Nagelsmann doesn't have due to his age."
Berti Vogts and Rudi Völler have known each other forever. © Abstract/imago
Dream XI for Euro 2024: Vogts relies on Neuer in goal
Vogts and Völler have known each other for many years. In 1980, when Vogts coached the U21s of the DFB team, he brought Völler into the team. In 1990, when Germany won the World Cup, Vogts was assistant coach under Franz Beckenbauer, Rudi Völler was on the pitch as a player.
National coach Nagelsmann receives further advice inSport Bild. In addition to Vogts, national coach of the 1996 European Championship triumph, former European champions Andreas Möller and Felix Magath have also named their preferred eleven for next summer's tournament (14 June to 14 July).
They would all put Manuel Neuer, who has only recently recovered from a broken tibia, in goal instead of Marc-Andre ter Stegen. "If he plays through in the Bundesliga now, he'll be number one at the European Championship," Möller said of the Bayern Munich goalkeeper. Magath "doesn't understand the discussions about him at all. Any other country would be happy to have such a great goalkeeper in its ranks. He still has an incredible charisma." (msb/dpa)