Hansi Flick has been sacked as Germany manager after a 4-1 friendly defeat to Japan.
The German football association confirmed the news, with record scorer and current DFB director Rudi Voller to step in against France on Tuesday.
A statement from DFB president Bernd Neuendorf read: “The committees agreed that the senior men’s national team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results.
“We need a spirit of optimism and confidence with a view to the European Championships in our own country.
“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions in my life current term of office. Because I value Hansi Flick and his assistant coaches as football experts and people.
“But sporting success is the top priority for the DFB. Therefore the decision was unavoidable.”
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