“Germany needs an experienced Klinsmann”.
German Foosball reported on the 12th (below) that “The German Football Association has sacked Hanji Flick for the first time in its 123-year history and is immediately looking for a new coach. The search for a new coach is now underway, with suggestions coming from many quarters, but not all of them can be taken seriously.” “Among the candidates, legend Berti Fogtz is backing Klinsmann’s return to the German national team,” the report said.
Earlier on Tuesday, the DFB said goodbye to Flick. A crushing defeat against Japan was the reason. Germany, which lost 1-2 to Japan in the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup last year, was brought to its knees again in a friendly against Japan on Sept. 9. They lost 1-4. It was a complete humiliation at home. Germany had the better of the possession, but Japan had the better of the chances.
After failing to guide Germany to the round of 16 at the World Cup, Flick was forced to step down as coach after yet another embarrassment for Germany.
Notably, Flick became the first coach in German soccer’s 123-year history to be sacked. In the absence of a head coach, German Football Association board member Rudy Koehler took the reins for the team’s exhibition match against France on Wednesday, and the team defeated the French to end a three-match losing streak.
As the search for a new head coach for the German national team continues, Fogtz has recommended Klinsmann to German outlet RP Online. Fogtz has a special relationship with Klinsmann.
As an active player, Fogtz played a key role in Germany’s 1974 World Cup victory and won a World Cup with Klinsmann, who coached the German national team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where he played as a striker.
At Euro96, he coached Germany to victory. Fogtz also led Germany to the 1994 World Cup in the United States and the 1998 World Cup in France, where Klinsmann was Germany’s star striker. Fogtz also served as technical director during Klinsmann’s tenure as U.S. national team coach.
“You need a coach who can inspire the players. Most coaches who can inspire are experienced. An experienced coach should lead the German national team rather than a young, new coach. Euro 2024 is an important tournament for us. It’s a chance to put right a lot of things that have gone wrong in recent years.”
In particular, Fogtz has come out in favor of Klinsmann.
“Both Klopp and Klinsmann have the passion and charisma to revitalize German football,” Pogba said of the candidates, adding that he believes Klinsmann “would accept the job if asked by the German Football Association.”
“Ballack, Schweinsteiger and Lahm can definitely make a difference,” Fogtz said, emphasizing the need for younger players to join the coaching ranks.
“German soccer fans remember the 2006 World Cup in Germany when Klinsmann was the savior,” Fogtz said. “German soccer fans remember the 2006 World Cup in Germany when Klinsmann was the savior. That’s exactly what we need now,” he reiterated.
German media outlet Bild published a list of 10 candidates for the next head coach of the German national team today, and Klinsmann was one of them. Klopp, Zummer, and Nagelsmann have all been mentioned as possible candidates for the next German national team coach.
Klinsmann began his coaching career in 2004 when he took over the German national team. The team was on a downward spiral at the time, but under Klinsmann, they finished third at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
After the tournament, Klinsmann moved to the club level. He coached Munich, but was relieved of his duties after less than a year due to poor results.
Klinsmann also coached the United States national soccer team. He was hired in July 2011 and served until November 2016. He led the team for the longest time in his career. Along the way, he compiled some notable accomplishments, including winning the 2013 Gold Cup and reaching the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, he hasn’t had much success as a manager since then. He was hired by Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin as a fireman in November 2019, but left the club after just two months and is now in charge of the national team. At the center of the ‘stay-at-home controversy’, Klinsmann is under contract with the Korean Football Association until the 2026 North American World Cup.
Of course, Klinsmann will return to South Korea.
“Coach Klinsmann was initially scheduled to return home this week after watching Bayern Munich play in the Bundesliga, visiting European clubs, meeting with officials and analyzing with the European coaching staff ahead of the October A match, but the schedule was changed at today’s coaching staff meeting to start checking K League players before the October roster announcement,” the Korea Football Association said. 먹튀검증
Klinsmann and the domestic players will return home via Incheon International Airport at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday.
Upon his return, Klinsmann is expected to answer questions about the September two-game European tour and the recent remote work controversy.
Klinsmann had initially planned to travel to Munich from England to watch Kim Min-jae’s club Munich play Leverkusen on Sept. 16.
He was expected to return to Korea at the end of the month after observing additional European teams.
However, during a coaching staff meeting today, the plan was revised to observe the K League players first instead of the Europeans.
The exact reason is unknown, but it is believed that the team decided to return home after the recent criticism over the controversial ‘foreign labor’ controversy.
Klinsmann earned his first win in six games with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in an exhibition match at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on Sept. 13.
However, public opinion remains negative due to a lackluster performance and various controversies.