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Tuchel Tipped To Replace Flick As Germany Head Coach

Tuchel Tipped To Replace Flick As Germany Head Coach

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is being tipped to replace Hansi Flick as Germany boss.

Germany crashed out in the group stage in Qatar, four years after suffering the same fate in Russia.

On Monday, legendary striker and Euro 1996 winner, Oliver Bierhoff, the director of the national team, resigned following the disappointing exit in the group stage.

And Flick’s job is hanging in the balance, with the ex-Bayern Munich manager releasing a rather damning statement following Bierhoff’s departure.

He said: “My coaching team and I are finding it difficult at the moment to imagine how the gap created by Oliver’s departure can be closed professionally and personally.”

And Kicker understand that if Flick is sacked or chooses to resign from his post, Tuchel is one of the frontrunners to replace him.

The German coach, 49, was dismissed by the Blues back in September after a string of poor results.

But overall he was a success at Stamford Bridge, winning the Champions League less than six months into his spell at the club.

He could be joined in the Germany set-up by ex-Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick.

Rangnick, 64, left Old Trafford after a short stint as interim head coach last season, taking a managerial job with the Austria national team.

But he is now being linked with replacing Bierhoff as the Germans’ director of football.

Rangnick was Tuchel’s head coach at Ulm in 1997 where the pair formed a relationship.

Three years later, he then gave Tuchel a role as a youth coach at Stuttgart.

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