Germany Football Association have fired manager, Hansi Flick, just nine months before the commencement of the European Championships next summer, as revealed on Sunday, 10th September, 2023.
The announcement was made via the club’s X handle, following an embarrassing 4-1 friendly defeat at home to Japan on Saturday, 9th September, 2023.
Flick and his assistant coaches, Marcus Song and Danny Rohl were also fired by the federation.
That match served as the final nail in the coffin for Flick, whose Germany tenure will be remembered for lackluster performances and underwhelming results.
The German Football Association, DFB, Bernd Neuendorf described the decision as one of the most difficult he’s had to make.
The club won only four matches out of its last 16, including just one win at the 2022 World Cup.
Germany’s form has not improved since, with the defence taking a hit in recent games – the team conceded 11 goals in their last five matches.
Story: Ezekiel Kefas