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Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld disclosed on Saturday that he is ready to discuss taking on the role as the new German national team coach.

However, he said he would only take on the job if he had sole responsibility of the team, which goes against an idea put forward by the chief executive of Bayer Leverkusen’s sponsors, chemicals giant Bayer AG.

Hitzfeld spoke to German sports news agency SID about the position. "The post is an honour. I’m ready to discuss it and will talk to the DFB and to Bayern Munich."

Hitzfeld's coached Bayern to their 16th league title last season.

The DFB though must pick a coach - or coaches – in time for a friendly against Spain on August 16. Following this on September 2 they open their World Cup 2002 qualifying campaign against Greece.
 

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Yeah, Hitzfeld is ready but Bayern isn´t.
Ottmar Hitzfeld said that he talked to Uli Hoeneß, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Franz Beckenbauer,and they won´t release him from his contract, which runs until 2003.

So as Hitzfeld and Daum have to be ruled out as Ribbecks successors, it looks like the next Bundestrainer will be a temporary solution as well as Ribbeck was.
 
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So it will be Daum, temporarily

According to German newspaper Mittledutsche Zeitung, Bayer Leverkusen coach Christoph Daum has agreed to a formula whereby he would be allowed to take over as German coach and remain at his club side until his contract runs out in 2001.

Daum has been the favourite to succeed Erich Ribbeck after Germany's disastrous Euro 2000 campaign which saw them garner one point, a 1-1 draw in the opening match with Romania, in the three group games.

A meeting between Leverkusen manager Reiner Calmund and Daum in Mallorca had according to the newspaper, led to an agreement to the joint coaching plan.

Germany's run in the Euro 2000 tournament was their worst since World War Two in a major championship and had led to the national football federation, the DFB, holding crisis talks over who should replace Ribbeck.

It is unlikely that an announcement will be made on a successor to Ribbeck until after the Euro 2000 tournament has finished as Uefa do not take kindly to other countries deflecting attention from the run in to the final and DFB vice-president Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder confirmed the delay.

In a newspaper column that he writes, Daum had ruled himself out of the running because he wanted to remain loyal to Leverkusen but with that obstacle removed it seems he could do both jobs, until 2001 where he concentrate solely on the national job.

Leverkusen lost the Bundesliga title on the last day of the season on goal difference but the 46-year-old Daum is regarded as the best motivator in German football, in the mould of England's Kevin Keegan.

Franz Beckenbauer has also allegedly removed his own suspicions over the plan, after he called it 'the half-Daum solution'.
 

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Well I guess we'll have to settle with that. That may not be the ideal solution, yes, but I quite like the Daum part.
but whether or not this solution works, we'll see.
Even Vogts managed to win something then, Ribbeck has left with nothing to show...tsk, tsk.
 
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