Rudi Völler will start working as director of the German football team from 1 February. He succeeds Oliver Bierhoff, who left after a disappointing World Cup. Germany stranded in Qatar for the second time in a row in the group stage of a global final round.
The 62-year-old Völler played 90 international matches for Germany. The striker scored 47 times in those matches. He was national coach of Germany from 2000 to 2004 and worked as a trainer at AS Roma and Bayer Leverkusen. He was also technical director at Leverkusen until last season.
“I look forward to this position with passion and desire,” said Völler. “We now first have to lay the foundations for a successful European Championship in 2024 in our own country. We have to get a team that is supported throughout Germany. We also have the players for that.”
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