December 05, according to the latest reports from the famous German sports 1 reporters Patrick Berger and Kerry Hau
On Wednesday, local time, there will be an important crisis summit at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt.
National team coach Hans Flick and Oliver Bierhoff, responsible for the sporting management as youth academy and national team leader, must report to Neuendorf and
Hans-Joachim Watzke, vice-president of the DFB, explained how the embarrassing situation emerged in a group that was practically fully qualifying for Japan, Spain and Costa Rica (with just one win).
As the chairman of the German Football Association, Neuendorf is also frantically putting pressure on these two people. The next local European Cup is imminent, and he is naturally not at all idle.
The big question is the extent to which Bierhoff and Flick will admit their mistakes, and they have shown little self-criticism in post-World Cup TV interviews.
In 2018, Bierhoff and former national team coach Joachim Loew conducted a complete reflection and review under the leadership of the then DFB head coach Reinhard Grindel.
Goofing off” should not be part of the current tenure of Neuendorf and Watzke.
In the coming days, the DFB will be hoping Watzke will play a strong critic role.
The Dortmund executive is not too neurotic and has a reputation for making tough decisions.
For example, he was behind the sacking of club manager Marco Rose last summer.
Watzke and Neuendorf have started in-depth exchanges this week, and Watzke will gain more dominance in the future.
Sports 1 can reveal that the mentality of all parties should be very tense now, especially for Bierhoff.
Watzke has already taken criticism of the former national team player and 1996 European champion, who spent 18 years with the DFB.
Watzke is known to have done away with Bierhoff’s marketing term “Die Mannschaft”.
The 63-year-old executive believed at the time that the term was “too arrogant” and “disrespectful” for otherwise successful teams.
Under Watzke, everything in the DFB is under scrutiny.
Besides Bierhoff, there are other long-serving employees.
However, Flick is still trusted, and he doesn’t have to worry too much about his handsome position, but in the future, there will be two mountains of Klopp and Tuchel floating in front of Flick.
The future of German football will be discussed at a crisis summit in Frankfurt on Wednesday, and the results will be discussed and assessed at a regular executive committee meeting on Friday.
It is possible that the solution will be communicated to the outside world within the next week.