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Hansi Flick set to stay on as Germany head coach after crucial talks 

Germany head coach Hansi Flick will continue his job in charge of Die Mannschaft after talks with the German Football Association (DFB).

The former Bayern Munich manager was under pressure after a group-stage exit at the World Cup. There were rumours we would lose his job, especially with Thomas Tuchel available.

The departure of DFB sports director Oliver Bierhoff also complicated things for Flick as the pair were close companions.

However, Flick will keep his job for now, according to a statement from the DFB. The news follows a meeting involving the chairman of the German Football League (DFL)/vice-president of the DFB Hans-Joachim Watzke and DFB president Bernd Neuendorf.

Neuendorf said: “We are all convinced that the 2024 European Championship in our own country represents a great opportunity for football in Germany.

“Our goal is to make this tournament a sporting success. We have full confidence in Hansi Flick that “He will master this challenge together with his team.

“With regard to Oliver Bierhoff’s successor, we have agreed that we will first discuss the future structure of this area of ​​responsibility within the DFB and then make a personnel decision.”

Flick added: “My coaching staff and I are optimistic about the European Championship in our own country.

“As a team, we can achieve a lot more than we showed in Qatar. We missed a great opportunity there. We will learn our lessons from that.

“I have faith in the joint path agreed today with Bernd Neuendorf and Aki Watzke. We all want the whole of Germany to gather behind the national team again at the home European Championship in 2024.”

All parties are now looking towards Euro 2024, which Germany will host. It represents the perfect opportunity for Die Mannschaft to bounce back after consecutive group stage World Cup exits.

Flick now has time to find the balance his team lacks. They struggled to find a balance in midfield, and opponents attacked through their centre with ease.

There is also a right-back problem. These issues involve Joshua Kimmich. Flick played the Bayern midfielder at right-back for their final group game and may keep him there going forward. His teasing deliveries into the box presented tasty opportunities.

If he continues there, Germany must find another holding midfielder.

Germany must also find a centre-forward as they struggled to convert their high expected goals into actual goals. They recorded the highest xG in the group stage before their exit.

As for their defence, Germany will hope that Nico Schlotterbeck can find his Freiburg form at Borussia Dortmund and bring it to the national team.

They will also hope for improvements from David Raum, Niklas Sule and Antonio Rudiger.

Flick must find a way to get his team to function as a unit offensively and defensively.

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