The German Football Association (DFB) has relieved Germany Women’s head coach Steffi Jones of her duties with immediate effect on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
The DFB presidential board reached the decision earlier today following a telephone conference and taking advice on the matter from team co-ordinator Oliver Bierhoff and sporting director Joti Chatzialexiou.
DFB President Reinhard Grindel said, “Steffi Jones approached her job as coach with a great deal of commitment and dedication. For this, I thank her in the name of all of the members of the board… I would welcome her further involvement in the DFB and women’s football in some other function.”
Horst Hrubesch will over on an interim basis for the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying games in April against the Czech Republic and Slovenia, and he will be assisted by Ulrike Ballweg and his long-time right-hand man Thomas Nörenberg. Hrubesch was previously the men’s Under-21 coach and led the Olympic team to Silver at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Germany under Steffi Jones played a disappointing SheBelieves Cup in the United States recently, in which the Germans failed to win a single game and finished last.