According to media reports, Sami Khedira and Hannes Wolf are to take over the sporting management at the DFB and succeed Oliver Bierhoff.
According to media reports, 2014 world champion Sami Khedira and U20 coach Hannes Wolf will form a kind of dual leadership in the sporting direction of the German Football Association. This is reported by the “Sportbuzzer” portal and the German Press Agency (dpa). Accordingly, the duo has long been considered a desired solution internally. There was initially no confirmation from the DFB.
Khedira for strategic direction at the DFB
Khedira should primarily take care of the strategic orientation of the association and after the farewell to Rudi Völler, who will limit his commitment as director of the senior national team until the home European Championship in 2024, will become the face of the sporting management to the outside world. The 36-year-old would first have to give up his position as an adviser to Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart.
Wolf is to lead offspring and training
The previous U20 national coach Wolf (42) should primarily take care of the youngsters and talent training at the DFB. According to “Sportbuzzer”, DFB Vice President Hans-Joachim Watzke personally campaigned for the promotion of the former Borussia Dortmund youth coach.
After the World Cup debacle in Qatar at the end of 2022, the DFB parted ways with Bierhoff as managing director of the national teams and academy and announced back then that it wanted to spread his responsibilities over several shoulders.