• Transfer news

Germany: Two former Bayern Munich coaches could replace Hansi Flick

© Ace Football

The Germany manager came under fire after a disastrous run of results since the 2022 World Cup.

The German Football Association (DFB) has decided to sack Hansi Flick after the national team’s defeat against Japan.

Die Mannschaft suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat against Japan on Saturday, staying winless for the fifth game in a row.

The German football authorities decided against sacking Flick after a disappointing World Cup campaign last year. However, Flick’s side have shown no signs of improvement in recent months.

DFB authorities confirmed Flick’s sacking on Sunday. Rudi Voller will become Germany’s interim manager for their upcoming match against France on Tuesday.

DFB have already started their search for Flick’s replacement, with two other ex-Bayern coaches emerging as serious candidates.

Julian Nagelsmann, who was sacked by the Bavarians last season, is the favourite to become Die Mannschaft’s new boss. However, Sky Germany has speculated that the young manager might not be willing to join a national team at this stage in his career. Nagelsmann could also cost DFB around €10-15m in transfer fees.

Another option is Louis van Gaal, who has stayed out of work since leaving the Netherlands after the World Cup. Speaking to Bild, the former Bayern manager said of his rumoured retirement: “Normally, I won’t coach at a club anymore, but a promising country still has a chance to convince me.”