Matthias Sammer amongst candidates to replace Oliver Bierhoff as Germany sporting director

Late on Monday night, it was announced that the DFB and Oliver Bierhoff parted ways after Germany’s early exit from the World Cup. The former striker, who had been involved at the DFB for over 18 years, had a contract as DFB’s sporting director until 2024. 

The DFB have now begun their search to look for a replacement as they address the issues in the system as well as within the men’s senior squad after another early elimination.

As reported by Sport1, Matthias Sammer is one of the candidates to replace Bierhoff as he has a close relationship with Hans-Joachim Watzke due to his work as a consultant for Borussia Dortmund. Sammer had previously held the role between 2006 and 2012.

Other names involved are Ralf Rangnick, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sami Khedira, and Philipp Lahm however the latter is preoccupied as he is the head of the organising committee for the European Championship in 2024. Kicker is also reporting that Fredi Bobic of Hertha Berlin is under consideration. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan

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