Legendary Germany striker Oliver Bierhoff has resigned from his role as his country’s sporting director with immediate effect.
Bierhoff was the director of Germany’s national teams and academy but has stepped down from all roles following a hugely disappointing World Cup campaign in Qatar.
The four-time World Cup champions were tipped for a strong showing in Qatar but were eliminated from the group stage after amassing just four points from their matches against Japan, Spain and Costa Rica, crashing out on goal difference.
Given that Germany were considered as dark horses for the competition, elimination at the first hurdle was seen as a significant failure, particularly after being knocked out at the same stage at Russia 2018.
Bierhoff had been working for the German FA since 2004, with the nation winning the World Cup in 2014 and the Conferedations Cup in 2017, both under his watch.
They also reached the final of Euro 2008 and made it to three more…
Source: Complete Sports