German soccer legend Philipp Lahm, 40, has recommended Louis van Gaal as the head coach of the German national team.
“Philipp Lahm has endorsed Louis van Gaal as the successor to Hanzi Flick,” the German newspaper ‘Bild’ reported on the 14th (below). “He praised Van Gaal’s leadership,” the newspaper said.바카라사이트
The German Football Federation (DFB) officially announced the dismissal of Hanji Flick on its official website on the 10th. The German national soccer team, led by Flick, lost 1-4 in a friendly against Japan at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Tuesday.
Earlier, in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, Germany failed to advance to the round of 16 after a 1-2 loss to Japan. Japan, on the other hand, survived the ‘Group of Death’ to top their group and advance to the round of 16.
Germany, who will be hosting the Euros, also played poorly in the Nations League following the World Cup. They were looking to bounce back from their humiliation at the last World Cup when they hosted Japan, but they failed to do so.
Earlier in the day, Bild published a list of possible candidates to replace Flick as the next coach. Oliver Glaser, Miroslav Klose, Rudi Pöller, Matthias Zhammer, Louis van Gaal, Lothar Matthäus, Zinedine Zidane, and Julian Nagelsmann were on the list, as well as Jürgen Klinsmann, the head coach of the South Korean national soccer team.
Among these candidates, Ram highly recommended Van Gaal.
Van Gaal has been at the helm of AFC Ajax since 1991 and has also managed the Dutch national team, FC Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, and Bayern Munich.
Van Gaal has a “black history” at Manchester United, where he failed to succeed as recently as 2014, but he is one of Europe’s top managers, having lifted trophies at every club he has managed.
“Lahm, who is the director of Euro 2024, has recommended Van Gaal as the new German national team coach,” the outlet reported.
“As a coach, van Gaal emphasizes discipline, order and structure in his team’s play, and he conveys this to his players in very clear words,” Lam said, according to the report.
In his autobiography, Lahm criticized Jürgen Klinsmann when he was playing for the German national team and Bayern Munich, saying, “There wasn’t much tactical training. It was more about physical training,” he wrote in his autobiography.
“He has a strong personality and a lot of experience in club soccer,” said Lahm, who was coached by van Gaal at Munich from 2009 to 2011.
“It’s an honor to be nominated,” Van Gaal said. However, the German national team does not have a history of being managed by a foreigner.”