Saturday 21 November 2020
According to information from “Bild”, team manager Oliver Bierhoff is to present an analysis of the crisis affecting national coach Joachim Loew’s team to the DFB Presidium on December 4th. Whether there will be a vote on the future of the 60-year-old Löw is open.
The crisis management around Joachim Löw will last at least until December 4th. On that day, Oliver Bierhoff, as director for the national teams, will present the results of an analysis of the state of the German elite kickers to the Presidium of the German Football Association after the historic 0: 6 against Spain. This was reported by the “Bild” after a switch from the highest DFB committee.
According to the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, however, “within the Presidium, there is now an increased need for discussion – on their own behalf. According to this, parts of the committee would accuse President Fritz Keller of a slow course and a lack of communication after the defeat in Seville last Tuesday the DFB presidium agreed on a common line, it said at the “FAZ”.
The “Bild” wrote of a debate that was “very factual”. But now it is first up to Löw, who has retired to his home in Baden, together with co-trainer Marcus Sorg, goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke and Bierhoff to analyze and explain the target state as well as the current state. Those responsible for the team must ultimately convince the Presidium of how they want to shape the team into a successful unit again in order to achieve the declared goal of the semi-finals at the EM in the summer of next year.
The booted out are also an issue
“There is no free ticket for Jogi Löw,” the “Bild” quoted a participant in the switch who was not named. He will listen very carefully to what Löw’s review looks like and what perspective he is showing the DFB presidium with a view to the EM 2021. This also includes the question of whether there is a need for more experienced players in the squad who would take command – “especially when things don’t go well”. The main concern is the retirement of ex-world champions Mats Hummels, Thomas Müller and Jérôme Boateng.
It is unclear whether there will be a vote on Löw’s future after the meeting at the beginning of next month, wrote the “Bild”. That Bierhoff should explain the situation is because the DFB presidium wanted to spare the national coach another appearance. The World Cup qualification will be drawn on December 7th just three days after the presidium meeting, which was already scheduled. The national coach will not be able to convene his squad again until mid-March, so that he can work with his national players for the last time before the EM training camp.