Oliver Bierhoff’s trainee: DFB surprise: World champion Höwedes becomes the new team manager

With the arrival of Hansi Flick as national coach, the DFB-Elf also gets a new manager. Ex-national player Benedikt Höwedes should undergo training in team management – and from 2024 may inherit Oliver Bieroff.

“For me, three incredibly exciting tasks are beginning, which I am looking forward to,” said Höwedes of “Sport Bild” . “I look at football from very different angles and stick to it practically and theoretically. For me, all three tasks mean highly intensive and multi-layered training. “What Höwedes means: In addition to his new job at the DFB , the 33 – year olds a management seminar of the Uefa, he will also remain Amazon as a Champions League expert.

Höwedes according to the report as Bierhoff – Inheritance at the DFB conceivable Höwedes’ post at the DFB is officially advertised as a trainee position, but is rated higher by his superior Oliver Bierhoff. The world champion of 2014 should serve, among other things, as a link between the team and officials. According to “Sport Bild” it is conceivable that Höwedes will inherit Bierhoff in August 2024 – the contract of the “Director of National Teams and Academy” will then expire.

Höwedes was from 2001 to 2017 at FC Schalke 04, later he played for Juventus Turin and Lokomotiv Moscow. For Germany, the trained central defender played a total of 44 internationals. 2020 Höwedes ended his career with only 32 years.

The DFB also welcomes a new face in the position of goalkeeping coach. Andreas Kronenberg is to inherit the previous coach Andreas Köpke there, reports the “Sport Bild”. Kronenberg comes from SC Freiburg , where he is responsible for training goalkeepers like Roman Bürki (Borussia Dortmund ), Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim) and Florian Müller (Stuttgart) was responsible.