According to his own statement, former world champion Sami Khedira has not yet spoken specifically to the German Football Association about a possible commitment as sporting director.

“It’s no secret that we spoke a few times, but we haven’t really gotten that specific or deep yet,” said the 36-year-old to “kicker”. “I also assume that I’m not the only one they are talking to,” added the 77-time international.

In principle, a job with the DFB is attractive to him. “I said from the start that the DFB is always interesting for me, if only because I owe the DFB a lot and have celebrated great successes with them. That hasn’t changed,” said the former Bundesliga professional. who had won the championship as a player with VfB Stuttgart and most recently worked as a consultant for the Bundesliga club.

Clarify basic things

Before possible cooperation with the DFB, Khedira wants to clarify basic things. “The most important thing is with which team and in which structure I can work. And what skills I have to guarantee success,” said the ex-midfielder. “These are the two core points that are decisive for me as to whether I can do a job or not. Success can be planned to a certain extent, as can failure.”

At the beginning of June it was reported that Khedira and coach Hannes Wolf should form a kind of dual leadership at the DFB in the future and thus follow Oliver Bierhoff, who left the DFB after the early exit at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. At the time, President Bernd Neuendorf and Sports Director Rudi Völler spoke of ongoing talks and an imminent decision on this issue.