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Surprising :Germany Parts Ways with Hansi Flick.

Coach Hansi Flick

In a surprising turn of events, Germany has decided to part ways with head coach Hansi Flick, following a disappointing performance in a friendly match against Japan. This decision comes just over nine months before the start of UEFA EURO 2024, which will be hosted by Germany.

The match against Japan, held at Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena, ended in a disheartening 4-1 defeat for the host nation. This loss marked Germany’s third consecutive friendly defeat, following setbacks against Poland and Colombia in June. It also extended their winless streak to five games.

Bernd Neuendorf, the president of the German Football Association (DFB), expressed the reasoning behind this crucial decision. He stated, “The committee agreed that the German national team needs a fresh impetus after the recent disappointing results. Going into the European Championship next summer, we need confidence and optimism in the country regarding our team.”

Neuendorf continued, emphasizing the difficulty of this decision due to his deep respect for Hansi Flick and his coaching team, both professionally and personally. However, he stressed that sporting success is of utmost importance to the DFB, necessitating this change.

Hansi Flick had taken over as the head coach of the German national team from Joachim Löw in 2021. His tenure began after assisting Löw during Germany’s triumphant 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign. Prior to his national team role, Flick achieved remarkable success with Bayern Munich, leading them to an unprecedented sextuple, which included the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League, DFL Supercup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup titles. Flick’s reign at Bayern also concluded with another Bundesliga title in the 2020/21 season.

The defeat against Japan was Flick’s 25th game in charge of the German national team, and it wasn’t the first time he faced disappointment against the Asian champions. Germany had previously suffered group-stage elimination at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with Japan being one of the teams that contributed to their early exit.

In the interim, Rudi Völler, Hannes Wolf, and Sandro Wagner will take charge of the team for the upcoming friendly against France in Dortmund. As Germany looks ahead to UEFA EURO 2024 on home soil, the quest for a fresh start and renewed optimism takes center stage, with a new coaching era on the horizon.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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