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DFB vice president backs Ralf Rangnick for Germany job

By Rune Gjerulff

Ralf Rangnick would be a good match for the job as Germany coach, according to DFB vice president Herrmann Winkler.

Ralf Rangnick.
Ralf Rangnick.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Kevin Voigt/Jan Huebner/POOL via Picture Point

German Football Association (DFB) vice president Herrmann Winkler believes former Red Bull chief Ralf Rangnick is well suited to succeed Joachim Löw as Germany coach after this year's European Championship.

"He has often proven that he's right man strategically - especially at Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. And he doesn't come from the DFB circle of influence," Winkler told the Leipziger Volkszeitung and added:

"It's also about youth development and the overlap between youth and senior players. Rangnick is fully capable of handling that task."

In the same interview, Winkler expressed doubt that Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff is the right man to make a fresh start for 'Die Mannschaft'.

"He worked with 'Jogi' Löw for 17 years. That says it all. I hope that his personnel proposals for the Germany coach position will be evaluated by the presidium and that we will have alternatives in the process."

Rangnick is currently being linked with a job at Eintracht Frankfurt, so the DFB might have to act fast if they want to bring in the 62-year-old. According to reports, Bayern München coach Hansi Flick remains the favorite to succeed Löw.

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