After the dismissal of Hansi Flick, the DFB is desperately looking for a new coach for the national team. Rudi Völler was on the bench as a one-off against France on Tuesday and managed an immediate win. Of course only a test match, but there are already increasing voices that Völler should take over the position. The opinion research institute Civey conducted a survey on behalf of stern. Result: A majority of 35 percent are against the former team boss as the new coach. 28 percent were in favor of Völler's return to the coaching bench, 37 percent are undecided. The rejection is particularly clear among football fans, with almost half of the votes cast.
Völler himself had already stated that he only wanted to return to the DFB team's coaching bench for one game and would not be available beyond that. The hottest candidate is currently Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently kicked out of FC Bayern Munich.
The DFB also has to hurry up with the search for a coach because the home European Championships are coming up next summer. In our survey, however, the Germans are very skeptical about the 2024 European Championships. Almost 30 percent expect an elimination in the preliminary round, 14 and 15 percent respectively expect failure in the round of 16 or quarter-finals. Only seven percent believe the DFB team will reach the semi-finals and only three percent believe in the European Championship title in their own country.
Among football fans among those surveyed, the quarter-finals were just ahead of the preliminary round at 25 percent at 24 percent. At least five percent believe in success at the tournament. Also interesting: Apparently young people in particular have no trust in the national team. Among those under 40, almost 40 percent expect a preliminary round exit at the European Championships. As you get older, your pessimism decreases. Among people over 65, only one in five believes they will fail in the group phase.
Civey surveyed around 5,000 German citizens aged 18 and over online for Stern from September 13th to 15th. The data is collected in an online panel with around one million verified and monthly active participants. The results are representative due to quotas and weighting, taking into account the statistical error of 2.5 percentage points (overall result).