After Germany’s World Cup exit, Oliver Bierhoff resigns from his position

After Germany's World Cup exit, Oliver Bierhoff resigns from his position

Oliver Bierhoff, Following Germany’s second consecutive World Cup group stage elimination, sports director Oliver Bierhoff has resigned.

Die Nationalelf was knocked out early after only scoring four points against Japan, Spain, and Costa Rica.

They started with a shocking defeat to the Samurai Blue before drawing with Spain. Despite a late victory in the last round of group-stage matches, Japan’s surprising victory against Spain knocked Germany out of the tournament.

The employment of head coach Hansi Flick has been called into doubt, while Bierhoff was asked about his future immediately after the Costa Rica game.

And the renowned former striker revealed on Monday that he would step down as Germany begins to rebuild in preparation for Euro 2024 on home soil.

“I informed German FA president Bernd Neuendorf today of my decision,” Bierhoff stated.

“I’m paving the way for a new direction.”

During his stay with the DFB, Bierhoff supervised the creation of a €150 million coaching center in Frankfurt. After retiring from coaching in 2017, he was in charge of the national team’s growth and advancement at all levels.