The DFB doesn’t have much time left. The European Championships will take place in Germany in just nine months. A new national coach is needed – ASAP! The European Championships in your own country should not be unsuccessful. Early elimination like the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should be avoided at all costs. After the 1:4 defeat, he parted ways with coach Hansi Flick. The search for a successor is in full swing.
Many names have been traded in recent weeks. Julian Nagelsmann is considered the big favourite. Felix Magath has also recently held a position. But according to his own statements, the former Bayern coach has not yet been contacted by the DFB. “At this moment there is no basis for me to make a decision because the DFB is traveling elsewhere. He is still looking for the right solution, the DFB has not yet reached out to me,” Magath revealed in an interview with Bild-TV on Sunday. “If he feels he has no other solution, he will come forward,” the veteran trainer said.
Magath also commented on his relationship with Rudi Völler and talked about the 1986 World Cup in Mexico: “Rudi and I, we hardly had any problems, there were other people in the team who had problems.” Voller led the DFB team to a 2-1 win against France last Tuesday as interim coach. In any case, Magath’s potential involvement with the German national team should not be thwarted because of salary. Except at Schalke 04, I was always paid based on performance because that’s what I always wanted. I don’t want to make money if I don’t perform. But if I perform well, I also want to earn well,” Magath clarified.
Whoever it is, he advocated an experienced national coach. Anyway one thing is certain. Rudi Völler does not want to continue as national coach until the European Championships. The game against France should remain an exception. A new coach is due to sit on the DFB bench in early October.
Rudi Völler’s arrival on the bench brought optimism back to the German fans. The 2-1 win against France was a balm to the battered DFB fans. Some even called for Voller to continue until the domestic European Championship. But this topic seems to have finally gone out of the discussion, as Voller himself emphasized. According to a survey, the majority is now against the DFB sporting director as coach.
According to a poll by the “Opinion Research Institute Sieve”, which was commissioned by “Stern”, 35 percent of Germans are against Völler returning to the coaching bench. 28 percent are in favor of the football official continuing in the post. 37 percent could not decide.
In general, expectations are low before the European Championships. 30 percent of those surveyed believe the DFB team will fail in the preliminary round. 14 and 15 percent see the DFB team failing in the round of 16 and quarter-finals respectively. Only seven percent believe they will reach the semi-finals. Only three percent are actually expecting a major coup.