With Hansi Flick under pressure following last year’s World Cup failure and just three wins from their last 11 matches, Bild’s sport editor has called for the country’s football association to try and convince the Liverpool boss to take charge.
It followed a 2-0 defeat by Colombia on Tuesday night in Germany’s latest friendly ahead of hosting the Euros. That followed a 1-0 loss by Poland and a 3-3 draw with Ukraine in their other games this month.
Flick, the former Bayern Munich coach and assistant to Joachim Low for the national side, started in the job in August 2021.
After a positive start to his tenure, Germany crashed out of the Qatar World Cup after the group stages for the second time in a row.
In total, Flick has won 12, drawn seven and lost five of his 24 matches in charge of Germany.
Bild, however, has lost patience with the 58-year-old, with an editorial saying it is ‘totally puzzling what is going on in Flick’s head’ and ‘there is no discernible plan.’
They poured scorn on his track record despite him winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League in his first season with Bayern.
‘He mostly does the opposite of the logical,’ they continue, pointing out the glaring need for a No 9 in attack and a return to a back four.
‘Experiments, experiments, experiments, that we can’t even afford. It’s unbelievable how we’re driving the Euro 2024 at full throttle against the wall,’ the broadside continued.
The Bild editorial then calls for the DFB to ‘immediately deal with national coach alternatives – anything else would be negligent.’
‘The premium solution is Jurgen Klopp. Already after the exit in Qatar he was sounded out – but in vain.
He felt it was his duty to lead Liverpool out of the crisis! But the DFB has to fight for him with all its might. Klopp would put Germany in Euro euphoria from now on.’