Germany national coach Hansi Flick will keep his job and lead the team to Euro 2024 despite the crushing World Cup disappointment, the German Football Association (DFB) said on Wednesday. “We have full confidence in Hansi Flick to take on this challenge together with his team,” Bernd Neuendorf, chairman of the DFB, said in a statement following a crisis meeting with Flick. The move means Flick, 57, will have the chance to seek redemption at the Euros on home soil in Germany. “My coaching team and I are optimistic about the European Championship in our own country,” said Flick.
“We can achieve much more as a team than we showed in Qatar. We missed a great opportunity there,” he added.
“We will learn our lessons from this.”
After the European Championship in 2021, Flick took over the baton of Germany from former mentor Joachim Loew.
He had previously served as Loew’s deputy in Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph and led Bayern Munich to a treble in 2020.
He got off to a flying start with eight wins, ensuring Germany confidently entered the tournament in Qatar.
However, the four-time World Cup winners crashed out in the group stage after losing to Japan in their opening game.
Flick had said on the night Germany went out that he wanted to keep his job and his contract expired.
However, the same was true for team director Oliver Bierhoff, who was sidelined anyway earlier this week – much to Flick’s disappointment.
Since then, there had been much speculation that Flick could also step down.
He now faces the task of leading Germany to victory at the European Championship without his closest confidant.
In 19 caps under Flick’s management, Germany has so far recorded 11 wins, six draws and two defeats, including the embarrassing defeat to Japan in Qatar.
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