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Germany Entrusts Andreas Rettig with Leadership of National Soccer Teams and Youth Academy

Andreas Rettig Assumes Sporting Director Role for German Soccer Federation's National Teams and Youth Academy

 
 
On Friday, the German soccer federation announced the appointment of Andreas Rettig as the sporting director responsible for overseeing all national teams and the youth academy, effective immediately. The federation did not provide details on how this decision would impact Rudi Völler's role as the sporting director of the men's national team.
 
This move sees Rettig stepping into the position previously held by Oliver Bierhoff, who resigned as the managing director of Germany's national teams and academy after the men's team's early exit from the last World Cup. Rudi Völler, who assumed leadership on February 1, temporarily coached the team during their recent 2-1 victory over France in a friendly match.
 
The federation terminated Hansi Flick's coaching tenure on Sunday following a 4-1 loss to Japan. Andreas Rettig, with past managerial experience at Bayer Leverkusen, Freiburg, Cologne, Augsburg, and St. Pauli, previously served as the managing director of the German soccer league from 2013 to 2015 and held a board position at the federation.
 
Federation president Bernd Neuendorf expressed confidence in Rettig, stating, "In Andreas Rettig, we have gained an extremely experienced, committed, and assertive managing director. I'm convinced that he will approach the tasks ahead of us in the area of sports with great passion."
 
A news conference with Andreas Rettig is scheduled for Monday to discuss further details.
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