Update — September 10th, 10:35 AM EDT: It’s official, Flick has been fired. Sport1 journalist Kerry Hau tweeted an official communication from the DFB stating that former Bayern Munich sextuple-winning manager Hansi Flick has been sacked as the head coach of the German national team:
Update — September 10th, 10:30 AM EDT: Falk doubles down on report. Sport Bild’s Christian Falk has reiterated his report on former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick being fired as Germany’s manager:
According to a report from Bild journalist Christian Falk (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Germany is about to sack former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.
The German national team has been in a major funk since the friendlies ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, and the woes have continued. In Saturday’s embarrassing 4-1 loss to Japan, Germany’s attack looked toothless, and its defense looked incapable of dealing with the Japanese forwards and midfielders.
It was a debacle, and now, the once-promising Hansi Flick Era for the German national team could be over. Rudi Völler is expected to sit on the bench against France, and Julian Nagelsmann could be the next coach:
The DFB is planning to dismiss Hansi Flick today. A decision is about to be made. Rudi Völler will sit on the bench against France as an interim coach. Julian Nagelsmann is the favorite to replace Flick.
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