December 8, 2023

ZDF may have found a successor to the TV experts

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As Sandro Wagner is the new assistant to national coach Julian Nagelsmann, ZDF needs a new expert for international matches in the Bundesliga. Now the back should be selected.

Mainz – Sandro Wagner’s coaching career is going uphill. He is only 35 years old and is the former centre-forward of Bayern Munich, 1899 Hoffenheim, Hertha Berlin, Werder Bremen, Darmstadt 98, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and MSV Duisburg became assistant coach of the German national football team.

Sandro Wagner: from ZDF expert to national assistant coach

Having led SpVgg Unterhaching as coach from the regional league to the third league in early summer. He will also perform this task with the German Football Association at the Euro 2024 Championship (June 14-July 14) next year, alongside new national coach Julian Nagelsmann, whom he quickly appointed as his assistant.

Appropriate: Ahead of this international season, the Munich native ended his job as a TV pundit for ZDF. In the 3-1 win in the USA and the 2-2 win over Mexico in the USA, the former Germany striker sat on the bench as an official alongside Nagelsmann. It seems that ZDF has now found a replacement for him.

Sandro Wagner (right) is assistant to national coach Julian Nagelsmann (left) until the 2024 European Championships. © IMAGO / Icon Sportswire

Specifically: like it Sports photo And the picture According to the report, former Bundesliga goalkeeper Rene Adler will in the future analyze the national team’s international matches on the sidelines or in the stands. Accordingly, the 38-year-old Sachs is also scheduled to be a pundit at the 2024 European Championship, where Germany will host in the preliminary round of Group A in Munich (June 14, opening match), in Stuttgart (June 19) and in Frankfurt. AM Home (June 23).June).

Rene Adler: Former HSV professional who should be Sandro Wagner’s successor at ZDF

Adler, who has stood between the posts in the Bundesliga for Hamburger Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz 05, is an experienced veteran. The footballer (twelve caps), who trained in the youth ranks at RB Leipzig, analyzed Champions League matches for Sky and the German Under-21 team for ProSieben Maxx. The ZDF also rates matchdays in the top flight.

Last Wednesday (October 25), he made a critical comment on a sensitive topic surrounding the German Football Association team on the program “Sportstudio – Champions League”: Will Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) be in Germany’s goal again after his return, or will it be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona) remains number one in Germany?

TV pundit and former Bundesliga professional: Rene Adler.
TV pundit and former Bundesliga professional: Rene Adler. © IMAGO / Colbert Press

ZDF expert Rene Adler: A critical statement regarding Manuel Neuer, the Bavaria player

He said to the eternal substitute Ter Stegen (31 years old): “The question that arises for me: What else must the boy do in order to obtain the commitment and response from the audience that he is number one?” Veteran Munich player Neuer (37) said: “Manu is an undisputed fair athlete. But he’s also someone who always wants to play. This is the essential trait that has seen him enjoy a world-class career over these many years. This is what you need as a goalkeeper. There is first place. And if you want to play there, you have to, to be nice, exclude everyone who wants to get to that position. Manu can do it.” (evening)