Munich (dpa) - According to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus has the potential to succeed Joachim Löw as national coach.

"Lothar is an absolute expert, and he has made great progress, especially in the last five, six, seven years," said the CEO of FC Bayern Munich on Sunday on Sky TV during a broadcast on Matthäus' 60th birthday.

“He was a coach, he has experience.

I think everyone trusts him to do that.

Not just Franz Beckenbauer, who has already made this public. "

No worries about the departure of Hansi Flick

Rummenigge said he was not worried that Hansi Flick could succeed Joachim Löw in the office of national coach.

After a decade and a half, Löw ended his time as national coach in the summer after the European Championships.

Flick and Ralf Rangnick are considered promising candidates, the name Matthäus was also mentioned.

“I think the DFB could trust him.

The question is what the DFB is up to, ”said Rummenigge.

Matthäus is not contractually bound as a coach.

DFB does not want to "intervene in existing contracts"

This week Rummenigge described the DFB's plan as “serious and correct”, “not to contact a coach who is contractually bound beyond June 30, 2021.” The national team director Oliver Bierhoff, who was commissioned by the DFB Presidium to look for a successor had announced that the association “did not want to intervene in existing contracts” with candidates.

Flick is bound in Munich until June 30, 2023.

The German national record player Matthäus works as an expert for the TV broadcaster Sky.


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