DFB is reportedly signing Nia Künzer

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Will Nia Künzer be the new strong woman in German women’s football? According to “Bild”, she is said to have reached an agreement with the DFB about becoming a director.

Frankfurt am Main – The DFB is reportedly close to signing Nia Künzer as DFB director for women’s football. That’s what she reports Bild based on their own information. She has already agreed to the association. There was initially no confirmation from the DFB, following a request from the sports information service (SID) The DFB emphasized that “no decision has been made yet”.

Born: January 18, 1980 (age 43), Mochudi, Botswana
International matches: 34
Societies: SG Praunheim, FFC Frankfurt
Work at ARD as a football expert: 2006 bis 2023

DFB should agree with Nia Künzer – post as women’s football director?

With Künzer, the DFB would fill a vacant position that was newly created in the DFB structure. The first main task has already been determined: to find a new national coach for the DFB women, who are currently being looked after on an interim basis by Horst Hrubesch.

Künzer shot the national team to the World Cup title in 2003 with their golden goal. She also won seven German championships with FFC Frankfurt. For many years she worked for ARD as a women’s football expert and became a well-known TV face. However, she gave up this position last summer and most recently worked in the administration of the city of Giessen.

According to a report, Nia Künzer is to become the new DFB director for women's football.
According to a report, Nia Künzer is to become the new DFB director for women’s football. © IMAGO/Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON

Nia Künzer to the DFB?

The DFB women have rarely been quiet in recent months. After the botched World Cup, there was a months-long standoff with national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, from whom the DFB finally parted ways at the beginning of November. Since then, Horst Hrubesch has been looking after the team on an interim basis.

Recently Voss-Tecklenburg gave oppressive insights into her illness. She “almost completely collapsed”.

World Cup heroine Künzer recently published a book

Künzer should now ensure a new, successful era. This year, Künzer, together with ARD commentator Bernd Schmelzer, published a book entitled “Why women play better football”. If she really signs a contract with the DFB, she can ensure that better football is played again.

The men are also responsible in this regard – on Tuesday evening they play against Austria. We’ll tell you where you can watch the game live. (epp)

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