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Official: Danny Röhl joins Germany coaching staff, Andreas Köpke to step down as goalkeeper trainer

Röhl has signed a three-year contract while Köpke will leave after seventeen years with the DFB.

Switzerland - Basel: UEFA EURO 2008 - Quarter-Final, Portugal v Germany 2:3 - assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick (R) of Germany and goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke Photo by Team 2 Sportphoto/ullstein bild via Getty Images

Per a release from DFB, Danny Röhl and Marcus Sorg have been announced as new Bundestrainer Hansi Flick’s assistant coaches at Germany national team. Former Bayern Munich video analyst Röhl has penned a deal that will run until 2024, the year in which Germany hosts the next edition of European Championship.

“I am delighted that Danny Röhl is joining me in the DFB coaching team,” said Flick in a statement issued on DFB’s website. “I am delighted to have two proven experts in Danny Röhl and Marcus Sorg by my side for the challenges ahead with the national team.”

Meanwhile, Andreas Köpke will be leaving Die Mannschaft after seventeen years of service. The news will come as a surprise considering that the 59-year old was expected to remain the goalkeeping coach for captain Manuel Neuer and co. under Flick.

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“I am convinced that Hansi Flick will be able to continue in that vein and lead Germany to glory once again. However, that requires some fresh impetus, which is why I have decided to step away,” explained Köpke. “I wish Hansi and his team all the best and good luck for the challenges ahead.”

Germany will announce Köpke’s successor in the coming weeks.