Hansi Flick has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the German National Football Team following a disheartening 4-1 defeat at the hands of Japan. The loss has sent shockwaves through the footballing world and raised questions about the future of German football.
Flick, who had previously enjoyed immense success with Bayern Munich, taking them to a historic treble in the 2019-2020 season, was given with the task of revitalizing the German national team after their bad performances in recent years. However, the 4-1 thrashing by Japan in an international friendly was the final straw for the German Football Association (DFB).
The defeat not only highlighted the team’s defensive vulnerabilities but also exposed their struggles in the attacking department. With the Euro coming on the way, the DFB felt it is necessary to take action in order to salvage their chances on the global stage.
Flick’s sacking comes as a shock to many, given his impressive track record in club management. His tenure with Bayern Munich showcased his tactical and ability to nurture young talent, leading many to believe he was the ideal candidate to steer the German national team back to glory.