Enlarge image

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg had been national coach since 2018

Photo: IMAGO/Eibner-Pressefoto/Memmler / IMAGO/Eibner

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is no longer returning as coach of the German women's national team. This was announced by the German Football Association (DFB). Her contract with the DFB originally ran until the 2025 European Championship in Switzerland.

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has been sacked as national coach 13 weeks after the World Cup debacle. The German Football Association (DFB) announced the end of the months-long stalemate on Saturday. The women's national team will already be coached by Horst Hrubesch on an interim basis in the Olympic qualifiers, the future is open.

The separation was the result of a joint meeting on Friday, the DFB announced. Under Voss-Tecklenburg's leadership, the two-time world champions failed in the group stage for the first time at this summer's World Cup in Australia. During the following tournament analysis, Voss-Tecklenburg fell ill, after which the federation granted her a recuperative holiday. In it, the 55-year-old caused a stir with lectures at conferences and a statement on her Instagram channel.

Voss-Tecklenburg caused a stir with appearances during his vacation

The 125-time international took over the post at the end of 2018. At the 2019 World Cup, they were eliminated in the quarter-finals, and in 2022 they made it to the European Championship final against England (1-2 a.e.t.). Her contract was extended in the spring until the 2025 European Championship. Horst Hrubesch is currently leading the team as interim national coach. The DFB had announced on 8 September that Voss-Tecklenburg had fallen ill. During a subsequent vacation, however, she had made public appearances and thus caused astonishment. Last month, Voss-Tecklenburg gave a lecture at the Bavarian Dentists' Conference in Munich as well as at a forum of the Federal Association of German Prefabricated Construction.