DFB sports director Oliver Bierhoff apparently wants to meet a candidate in April to succeed Joachim Löw as national coach. As the Picture-According to the newspaper, the candidate is said to be Ralf Rangnick, who recently canceled an engagement at Schalke 04.
Bierhoff wanted to exchange ideas with Rangnick about mutual ideas about a potential collaboration. After the announced resignation of national coach Joachim Löw at the beginning of March, the 62-year-old was one of the most frequently mentioned potential successors.
The former Leipzig coach is not the first choice at the DFB, but it should be an innovative solution. Hansi Flick is particularly favored, but the FC Bayern coach still has a contract with the Munich team until 2023. In addition, DFB President Fritz Keller has assured Bavaria’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge not to actively approach his coach.
A transfer fee for a national coach is still not an option for the DFB. “At the DFB, we have always given staff to clubs in the past and never asked for a transfer fee. Incidentally, this also included Matthias Sammer and Hansi Flick, when they were both DFB sporting directors,” said Bierhoff.
Ex-DFB sporting director Matthias Sammer had recently advocated a transfer fee: “For an association it would therefore not be a taboo subject for me to pay a transfer fee for a coach. On the contrary: It could be fair and clean.”