Ottmar Hitzfeld: Lothar Matthäus deserved a chance as national coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld has joined SPOX and goal pronounced for Lothar Matthäus as future national coach. Ex-DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach also praised the record national player in the highest tones.

Most recently, Mehmet Scholl, Stefan Effenberg, Armin Veh and Friedhelm Funkel had spoken out in favor of Matthäus as the successor to Jogi Löw, who was leaving after the European Championship.

“Lothar deserved a chance,” said the former Bayern and BVB master coach Hitzfeld, who worked with Matthäus in Munich from 1998 to 2000: “He was a world-class player, has experience as a coach and, as a football expert, has a lot of football expertise ! “

Therefore, the former DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach Matthäus, who will be 60 years old on Sunday, is also in good hands on television. “I also think that he does a first-class job as a TV expert. In this respect, ultimately only he can decide for himself whether he wants to switch to the coaching profession again. My impression is that he is currently feeling totally at ease – both professionally and privately “said Niersbach SPOX and goal.

The 70-year-old worked as DFB media director for many years with the 150-time national player, including winning the 1990 World Cup in Italy. “Lothar is an absolute phenomenon,” explained Niersbach on the occasion of the milestone birthday.

Niersbach on Lothar Matthäus: “An absolute phenomenon”

Lothar Matthäus open to national coaching job

It is questionable whether Matthäus will actually return to the DFB. The former captain is only given outsider chances, but he himself would be ready. “My life plan looks different,” he said last at Sky.

“Only: If people at the DFB think that I’m the right person, or I notice that the fans want me too, then you have to think about it, then you have to at least talk about it.”

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