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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Germany Names V?ller




COLOGNE, Germany -- Rudi V?ller, the striker who helped Germany win the 1990 World Cup, was appointed national coach on a caretaker basis Sunday even though he has no coaching experience or trainer's license.


"The development was a total surprise," said V?ller. "We had talked about different possibilities and then suddenly everyone looked at me."


V?ller will temporarily give up his job as sporting director at Bayer Leverkusen to become Germany's interim coach until next July, when Leverkusen's own coach, Christoph Daum, will replace him as the German team's trainer.


Since V?ller doesn't have the trainer's certificate, which is mandatory to coach in Germany, he will pick a trainer soon to join him.