Germany sacks manager after 4-1 thrashing at home by Japan


Hansi Flick has been sacked as Germany manager following Saturday’s 4-1 friendly defeat by Japan in Wolfsburg.

He becomes the first Germany boss to be sacked since the role was created in 1926.

BBC reports that Germany have lost four of their past five games, with Flick overseeing just 12 wins in his 25 matches since replacing Joachim Low in August 2021.

Rudi Voller, who managed the team from 2000 to 2004, takes temporary charge for Tuesday’s friendly with France.

The 63-year-old Voller, a former Germany striker, was appointed director of the German national side in February.

He would be assisted by Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner.

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Germany host the men’s European Championship next year but have been in disarray.

German FA president, Bernd Neuendorf, said: “The committee agreed that the German national team needs a fresh impetus after the recent disappointing results.

After the Japan defeat, Flick said he was “brutally disappointed” but thought he remained the “right manager” for Germany.

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