Shock in the DFB! Germany is searching for a new national coach from Sunday. After the 1:4 defeat against Japan, he was separated from Hansi Flick. President Bernd Neuendorff spoke of it as “one of the most difficult decisions” of his tenure. The decision was expected by many experts and observers, as Flick could not manage to turn things around after an embarrassing defeat in the first round of the World Cup in Qatar. Saturday’s embarrassment against Japan was the final blow. Overall, Germany have not won a single match for the last five matches, most recently losing three games in a row.
Still, this decision was probably a difficult one, and not just from a sporting perspective. “Kicker” has now revealed that Flick’s release will cost the DFB dearly. Flick will continue to receive a total of 4.5 million euros from the association, especially since his contract runs until the summer of 2024.
However, there are additional costs for the financially struggling union. Because they want to present a successor to Flick by the next international break in October. The new national coach should already be on the sidelines for the games against the United States (October 14) and Mexico (October 18). The DFB will have to pay two million salaries, especially since the new coach will also receive a salary.
As if that wasn’t enough, you also have to pay additional fees for traded candidates. Because Julian Nagelsmann, Jurgen Klopp and Roger Schmidt both still have valid contracts. Nagelsmann was released by Bayern. However, his contract with the German record champions is still ongoing. For Klopp (Liverpool, contract until 2026) and Roger Schmidt (Benfica Lisbon, contract until 2026), the DFB will have to dig deep into their pockets. According to Kicker, in Schmidt’s case, the transfer fee is 30 million euros.
However, Klopp insisted that he wanted to complete his contract with Liverpool FC. So finding a trainer will probably be very easy. It would also be possible for Rudi Völler to take over alongside Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner until the 2024 European Championship. This will also provide an internal and cheaper solution.