The sacking of Hansi Flick after Germany’s loss in opposition to Japan is simply the newest nightmare to hit the nationwide workforce. In reality, it appears as if the soccer gods stopped smiling on Germany after July 13, 2014. That evening, Die Mannschaft defeated Argentina to win their fourth World Cup crown. The victory noticed the world respect the German soccer system that had produced such a beast of a workforce. Nevertheless, since then, it has been all downhill for the workforce. They exited the Euros within the semi-final earlier than being knocked out within the group stage on the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Subsequent got here the 2020 Euro, the place they crashed out within the Spherical of 16. One other humiliation adopted within the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the place they did not qualify previous the group stage once more.
And now, with Flick gone, Germany are scampering to get a brand new man in cost with Euros set to start in lower than a 12 months. This has been a major downfall for the four-time world champion. Flick is the primary coach in German soccer historical past to be sacked, which reveals how chaotic the scenario is.
So, who’re the highest managers who might exchange Flick to turn out to be the brand new German workforce head coach?
The highest contender for the job is undoubtedly Julian Nagelsmann. After being unceremoniously sacked in mid-season by Bayern Munich, Nagelsmann is presently with no job. During the last decade, Germany made their title taking part in a high-pressing attacking model, one thing Nagelsmann has pioneered.
The 36-year-old has expertise managing Hoffenheim, Crimson Bull Leipzig, and Bayern Munich. He additionally has the expertise of growing younger gamers resembling Timo Werner, Kerem Demirbay, Nordi Mukiele, Emil Forsberg, and Angelino.
Germany proper now are going by means of a transition, with nearly all of their 2014 profitable squad now out of competition for the nationwide workforce. Because of this a brand new technology of gamers might want to take over, and there are few higher than Nagelsmann who can use these younger gamers to develop a model new workforce with a renewed vigour and identification.
Former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath additionally threw his title for the job in a latest assertion. “It is rather clear that we in soccer now urgently want somebody who can put this utterly insecure workforce again collectively, which is now not in a position to match its efficiency,” Magath mentioned, as quoted by Objective.com.
Magath has a wealth of expertise managing groups resembling Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, and Wolfsburg. The 70-year-old has gained the Bundesliga thrice, most just lately with Wolfsburg within the 2008-09 season.
Nevertheless, Magath’s best asset is his self-discipline and his no-nonsense angle. There is no such thing as a doubt that the present workforce is stacked with expertise however lacks the psychological fortitude that was a continuing characteristic of Germany in yesteryears.
So, a persona like Magath might be the most suitable choice to work on self-discipline and psychological toughness and permit the gamers to specific themselves on the pitch freely.
One of many groups that rose by means of the ranks in recent times within the Bundesliga is Eintracht Frankfurt. The 49-year-old, who began his profession with SV Ried, has come a great distance with profitable spells at LASK and Wolfsburg. Nevertheless, he carved a reputation for himself throughout his time as Frankfurt’s supervisor.
In his first two seasons with the workforce, Glasner had made them a pressure to be reckoned with. Below his tutelage, Frankfurt gained the 2021-22 Europa League, their first European trophy in 4 many years. Their Europa League marketing campaign featured good wins over massive groups like Barcelona.
Within the final season, Glasner managed to take the workforce to the DFB Pokal closing, the place they misplaced to Crimson Bull Leipzig. Glasner’s contract is about to run out on the finish of the present season, and he has made it clear that he’ll go away the membership then. Nevertheless, a tantalising provide to handle the nationwide workforce could lead on him to exit his present job sooner than anticipated.
Jurgen Klopp and Germany nationwide soccer workforce are phrases which have usually been used collectively up to now few years. The present Liverpool supervisor has at all times mentioned that he’s excited by the prospect of managing Die Mannschaft. There have been reviews that he would take the job in 2015 after he had left Borussia Dortmund, however the workforce continued with Joachim Loew, who had simply gained the World Cup.
Since then, Klopp has been at Liverpool with a contract that runs until 2026. Klopp has mentioned that he wish to honour that contract. Nevertheless, Germany desperately want a head coach who can reinvigorate their workforce, and Klopp is one of the best particular person outfitted with the abilities to realize that.
After sacking Hansi Flick, the DFB appointed former head coach Rudi Voller to the job briefly. Voller, who gained the 1990 FIFA World Cup, has had earlier expertise with the workforce main them to the 2002 FIFA World Cup closing. Earlier than the event in Japan and South Korea, Germany weren’t deemed favourites, however Voller instilled confidence within the workforce, after which they fought their option to the ultimate.
And the present scenario within the German workforce mirrors that of 2002, which is why Voller has been given the cost briefly. One other factor that would work in his favour is that, barring Julian Nagelsmann, different prime targets are presently contracted to their golf equipment.
Moreover, Voller additionally has the expertise of getting one of the best out of his gamers, which is what Germany desperately wants.