The DFB has given U21 Success Trainer Stefan Kuntz the release for a commitment as a Turkish national coach. An agreement with Turkey is still out.
The path to Turkey is free, the success coach may go: U21 national coach Stefan Kuntz has received the release for a commitment to the Turkish national team after extremely successful years at the German Football Bund (DFB). The DFB Bureau decided on Friday unanimously to dismiss the European champion trainer from his contract, he should agree with the Turkish association on cooperation.
Due to the success of Stefan Kuntz with the German U21 national team and his special relationship with Turkey, the DFB does not want to install him this next career step, wrote the association in a message. The possibility of sharing is also an expression of friendship between the German and Turkish football .
Kuntz had recently confirmed the negotiations with the Turkish side, but an agreement is still off. In recent days, the 58-year-old had already traveled to Turkey for talks with the new national team director and ex-Bundesliga professional Hamit Altintop. There, Kuntz should compete the succession of Senol Günes.
Open according to Turkish media reports, the occupation of the assistants. Kuntz wants to bring his own coaching team, the Turkish association has proposed three candidates: Tayfun Korkut, Tayur Havutcu and Mustafa Dogan.
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Last Friday, after several failures, the Turkish Association had separated from the 69-year-old coach Günes. This was the sporty descent over the past weeks and months – especially the weak EM truncation with the preliminary round.
According to information from the Kicker is located next to the coach of the German U21 also the former Ukrainian world-class urge andrej schewtchenko in the selection on the coaching post. After the EM triumph this summer with the U21 the former goalkeeper Kuntz had also been traded as the national coach of the German national team.
Under the direction of the native Saarländer, the German U21 team last reached the EM final three times in a row and brought the title twice. But after the disappointing performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the speculation multiplied by the future of the success trainer, whose contract is actually running until 2023.
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In Turkey would be for Kuntz, who went in the 1995/96 season at the top club Besiktas Istanbul on goals hunting, the qualification for the World Cup final round 2022 in Qatar the most urgent order. In the Europa Group G, Turkey ranks two points behind leader Netherlands and Norway only on third place.
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Meanwhile, the DFB must think about a successor that can fill the big footsteps of Kuntz. For Deutsche U21, on October 7, it continues in the EM qualification against Israel. Which coach is open with.