DFB to install technical director, doubt over Vogts

17th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

17 March 2005, BERLIN - The German football federation (DFB) plans to set up a new position of technical director, but it remains open whether former Germany and Scotland coach Berti Vogts will get the job, DFB boss Theo Zwanziger said.

17 March 2005

BERLIN - The German football federation (DFB) plans to set up a new position of technical director, but it remains open whether former Germany and Scotland coach Berti Vogts will get the job, DFB boss Theo Zwanziger said.

"Some say it would be good if Vogts returns, others have a critical view," said Zwanziger in an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung published on Thursday.

Vogts worked for the DFB in the past, most notably as national team coach 1990-1998. He later moved on to Scotland, where he resigned last autumn.

Current national team coach Juergen Klinsmann and his staff would welcome Vogts back within the DFB, but youth-sector co-ordinator Michael Skibbe - who has a contract until 2006 - is reportedly less keen. Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder, along with Zwanziger president, is also said to be critical.

Vogts said he was ready in principle to work for the DFB again.

The technical director is to lead the DFB coaching staff, to co-ordinate training centres and scouting as well as become national team coach if a coach resigns.

Zwanziger said the exact job profile will be announced after the 15-29 June Confederations Cup.

DPA

Subject: German news

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