The successor to long-time DFB manager Oliver Bierhoff is still unclear. Now a new exciting name appears in the group of candidates: Rudi Völler. The ex-national coach actually has a different life plan.

Oliver Bierhoff threw up after the preliminary round at the World Cup in Qatar. A task force is still looking for his successor. Now someone who is part of this task force comes into play: Rudi Völler. As the “Bild” newspaper reports, the ex-national coach could inherit his former striker.

Next week (January 19), the DFB manager task force will meet, including ex-Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Dortmund leader Hans-Joachim Watzke and Matthias Sammer. They could choose Völler as the new strong man – while he is sitting at the table with them.

The 62-year-old Völler ended his decade-long commitment at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in mid-2022. So he would be free. But he himself says to the “Bild”: “Basically, my life planning looks different.” The EM in your own country in 2024 could still be an attractive task for Völler.

The hottest candidate so far, Fredi Bobic, would probably not be out of the raffle if Völler were involved. As the “Bild” newspaper writes, Bierhoff’s tasks could also be shared. A transfer from Bobic to the DFB stands in the way of a fee that his current club Hertha BSC demands.