Oliver Bierhoff does not want to give any guarantee that he will fulfill his contract as director at the DFB, which will be valid until the 2024 home European championship. “I can’t do that, no. In the fast paced world of football, that’s not possible anyway,” the 53-year-old told im picture-Podcast “Phrase Mower”.
“The last few years have also been exhausting,” explained Bierhoff. He does not want to make his future dependent on the sporting performance of the national team at the European Championship (June 11 to July 11).
The European champion from 1996 and former DFB captain was brought to the association in 2004 by the then national coach Jürgen Klinsmann. Bierhoff initially acted as manager of the senior national team, and since January 1, 2018, the native of Karlsruhe has been the DFB director national teams and academy.
In the past few years, the increasing criticism of the commercialization of the national team, for example of terms such as “The Team” or slogans such as “ZSSMN”, was primarily related to his person.