Why do Germany’s managers flourish in football?

Germany is best known as a country of poets and thinkers such as Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Hoffmann, Brecht, Heine, and Schmidt. But in recent times Germany is known for producing the best football managers. The country has always been ranked on top when it comes to offering the best football talents. The German league Bundesliga is among the top 3 leagues in the world with its fierce and classic football fans.

So in this article, we will find out the reason behind how Germany produces the best football manager. Stay tuned:

In the last season, Thomas Tuchel became the third straight manager to win the Champions League following in the footsteps of Hansi flick and Jurgen Klopp. Same season Bayern Munich paid $25 million to bring young sensation, Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig. The talent pool does not end there, Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rosa is one example of an exciting generation of innovative coaches flooding the German League, Bundesliga.

Germany, known for playing direct robust football rooted in the German mentality of fitness and power, Deutschland is now the world leader in shaping the tactics and methods of the modern game. So where do all these managers come from? The answer is talent pooling federation followed by training tactically and giving chance to the deserving candidates.

Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick and Thomas Tuchel Source: Bavarian

If you are to name the top five youngest managers in the world more than two-thirds of the managers are from Germany. However, when it comes to other leagues we can see the same old managers coaching the young talents that get into the market year after year.

Likewise, other leagues appoint ex-players to manage a club without having proper coaching experience for example Pirlo at Juventus, Seedorf at Milan, Lampard at Chelsea. There is no doubt they were the best players during their time but when it comes to managing a team it is a different thing.

Lampard, Pirlo, Zidane and Ole Source: Optus sport

However, in Germany, you don’t have to be the best player to become a manager. DFB, the federation controlling the league football in Germany has set the criteria to bring out the best managers in top-level football. DFB started an extended talent promotion program in 2003 to bring the best players and managers into the limelight. It was the same program that helped Germany to lift the 2014 World cup under Joachim Lowe.

Moreover, when it comes to coaching DFB has set five levels of license that needs to be gained. The C and B licenses are the two starting licenses and necessary to achieve to manage any side in the regional league and beyond the fourth tier of German football. Above that, there is the elite youth license and then Foosballera which is equivalent to the UEFA pro license in England.

Also to achieve this license the training studies cost way lower than any other league, which gives opportunity to anyone interested in indulging in the coaching business. This helps German football to receive more and more applicants, meaning a high chance of pooling in the best future coaches. In addition after the selection process, the German manager association known as BDFL works closely with DFL to incorporate new tactics and methods into the licensing process.

German football association Source: Bluejeans

Moreover, every manager with the foosballera degree requires to complete ongoing courses every three years for their license to be renewed which means even the best managers need to constantly learn the latest developments. So all together it is the federation and the pooling agencies to be credited for producing the best German managers.