Hansi Flick has been sacked as the head coach of the Germany national team following a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Japan in Wolfsburg at the weekend.
The 58-year-old left Bayern Munich to take over the German national team in 2021 but was not able to guide DFB past the group stage in last winter’s World Cup.
Hansi Flick sacked by Germany
As hosts for the European Championships next year, Germany automatically qualified for the tournament without having to kick a single football.
Following the full-time whistle, Flick’s side were booed off and the German FA have decided to act now before Tuesday’s friendly match against World Cup finalists France.
In a brief statement, DFB stated that Flick had been relieved of his duties after the board lost confidence in their head coach.
ℹ️ Gesellschafterversammlung und Aufsichtsrat der DFB GmbH und Co. KG haben heute auf Vorschlag von DFB-Präsident Bernd Neuendorf beschlossen, Bundestrainer Hansi Flick sowie die beiden Co-Trainer Marcus Sorg und Danny Röhl mit sofortiger Wirkung von ihren Aufgaben zu entbinden. pic.twitter.com/WtAcUxJvb2
— DFB-Team (@DFB_Team) September 10, 2023
Flick becomes the first-ever German national team boss to be fired by the board with all his predecessors being able to resign with a degree of graciousness instead.