Former Germany coach (2000-2004), Rudi Völler will return to service with the Mannschaft. The former striker will be the new sporting director of the German selection from February 1, the German Federation (DFB) announced on Thursday. It will replace Oliver Bierhoffwho resigned from his post at the beginning of December, after 18 years spent in the German staff.
His appointment comes as Germany remains in three failed major tournaments: eliminated in the 1st round in 2018 and 2022 at the World Cup and in the knockout stages of Euro 2020 a year and a half ago.
“Laying the foundations for a successful Euro 2024 at home”
World champion in 1990 as a player, and finalist in the 2002 edition in South Korea as a coach, Völler set himself the primary objective of “ lay the foundations for a successful Euro 2024 at home and supported by all of Germany “, According to the press release issued by the DFB.
“ In his own way and with his successes as a player, coach and manager, he managed to enthuse the fans. My staff and I are looking forward to our journey to the Euros at home next year.” reacted the coach Hansi Flickkept in office after the Qatari fiasco.