BBC News Online BBC World Service BBC Homepage
BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport - Euro 2000
 You are in:  Euro2000: Teams: Germany
Front Page 
Results/Fixtures 
Teams 
Belgium 
Czech Rep 
Denmark 
England 
France 
Germany 
Holland 
Italy 
Norway 
Portugal 
Romania 
Slovenia 
Spain 
Sweden 
Turkey 
Yugoslavia 
Fans Guide 
Sportstalk 
AudioVideo 
The BBC Team 
Photo Gallery 

Thursday, 22 June, 2000, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Daum declines German job
Christoph Daum
Christoph Daum doesn't want to succeed Erich Ribbeck
Bayer Leverkusen coach Christoph Daum has ruled himself out of contention to succeed Erich Ribbeck as Germany coach.

The post is vacant following the departure of Ribbeck who resigned after Germany crashed out of Euro 2000, drawing with Romania and losing to both England and Portugal.

Writing in his column for Kicker magazine, Daum said: "I say here and now: Christoph Daum is not available for the position of national trainer. That eliminates me from this discussion."

Daum, 46, emerged as a front-runner for the job even before his country's humiliating Euro 2000 exit.

Dual role

He had hinted that he might play a dual role, coaching for both club and country until his contract with Bayer Leverkusen runs out next year.

But Leverkusen's management have refused to accept any compromise which would mean sharing the coach who led the club to within an ace of the Bundesliga title, ensuring another season of Champions League action.

"I have a contract in Leverkusen until 2001, and I fully intend to honour it," Daum wrote.

The once-prestigious role of national coach has proved hard to fill in Germany ever since the resignation of Berti Vogts, with Ribbeck only given the job in 1998 after higher-profile candidates had turned it down.

Search BBC Euro 2000

 

Germany
Stats for Germany

Star players

Manager



See also:

19 Jun 00 | Euro2000
Wenger snubs Germany
17 Jun 00 | Euro2000
England beat Germany - at last
12 Jun 00 | Euro2000
Ragged Germany hit back for draw
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

^^ Back to top
Front Page | Results/Fixtures | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Knockout | Teams | Sportstalk | Fans' Guide | AudioVideo | Photo Gallery