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Hansi Flick fired as Germany head coach following loss to Japan

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Hansi Flick fired as Germany head coach following loss to Japan

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Germany eliminated Hansi Flick as head coach of the lads’s nationwide soccer workforce, at some point after a 4-1 loss to Japan, deepening the gloom across the squad as they gear to host the European Championship subsequent 12 months.

The announcement of his dismissal by the nation’s soccer federation (DFB) got here mere hours after he led the workforce by a public coaching session.

Flick, identified for his illustrious managerial profession, notably clinching the Champions League title with Bayern Munich in 2020, took the reins of the German nationwide workforce only a 12 months later. Initially, his tenure appeared promising as he guided the workforce to eight consecutive victories, albeit towards much less formidable opponents. However, his fortunes took a nosedive, managing solely 4 wins in 17 matches towards stronger European competitors.

Germany’s captain, Ilkay Gündogan, had voiced his assist for Flick following the Japan sport however acknowledged the workforce’s dire lack of cohesion. He instructed broadcaster beIN, “A lot of our players, they are in a mental fight with themselves. There’s no confidence, there’s no understanding for the timing, for the right decisions on the pitch.” 

According to reviews, Julian Nagelsmann, who succeeded Flick at Bayern Munich earlier than being changed by Thomas Tuchel in March, looks as if a possible alternative.

Until then, director Rudi Völler is claimed to step in for the interim, as one among three coaches for the subsequent pleasant match towards France in Dortmund.

Germany’s subsequent matches loom on the horizon, with a showdown towards the United States on October 14 and Mexico simply 4 days later.

Addressing the nation’s expectations, Völler said, “Now, with us in charge, we have to act swiftly to ensure that we fulfill the demanding and ambitious role of hosts at the Euro next year, as expected by German fans. The most pressing matter is to appoint a national team coach who can quickly steer and prepare our team for the impending Euro tournament. We anticipate, as does the entire nation, a coach who can elevate our performance to the level we know and anticipate.”

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