Germany Sack Hansi Flick Just 24 Hours After Crushing 4-1 Defeat Against Japan1 min read
Germany have confirmed that they have relieved Hansi Flick of his duties in the wake of their chastening 4-1 loss against Japan.
The news was confirmed in a statement which was released on Sunday afternoon. The statement read: “The committees agreed that the Men’s Senior National Team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results. We need facing that European Championship a spirit of optimism and confidence in our own country.
“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions of my time in office so far. Because I appreciate Hansi Flick and his assistant coaches as football experts and people. But sporting success is the top priority for the DFB. So the decision was inevitable.”
Rudi Voller will step in to take charge of Tuesday night’s fixture against France. He also commented on Flick’s dismissal, which comes in the wake of Germany’s disappointing performance at the 2022 World Cup, where they failed to progress past the group stage.
Voller said: “Hansi Flick has worn himself out over the past few months; together with his coaching team, he has given everything to get back on track after leaving the club World Cup in Qatar to make the turn for the better. Unfortunately, we have to realise today that it was not successful.
“The Japan game has clearly shown us that we can no longer make any progress in this situation. This is not an easy moment for me, because I joined the DFB in February to support Hansi Flick in all my ways, to support him so that he can be successful in sport. And I firmly believed that as national coach he could manage to get our national team back on track.