Former Bayern Munich prospect and current Real Madrid star Toni Kroos won a 2014 World Cup with Germany and now thinks of his old teammates from that trophy-winning squad should take the reins at the DFB.
Kroos recently suggested that Per Mertesacker should be the person named as Oliver Bierhoff successor.
“I really think Per is the perfect man for the job. He’s a big personality, has absolute authority and is on the other hand also a friendly person,” Kroos said on the Einfach mal Luppen Podcast (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “Per is extremely professional and could also ensure that a certain closeness to the fans is created again. In my eyes, he would be the perfect man for it. He has also gained a lot of experience in the youth area from working in the Arsenal academy over the years.”
Mertesacker is an interesting name for a number of reasons. Since his retirement, Mertesacker has been working in Arsenal’s front office as the Academy Manager. Mertesacker has also kept close ties to what is going on in Germany through his work as a pundit for DAZN.
Ultimately, Mertesacker might not even want to move from the world of club football, but Kroos thinks it could be a great situation for all parties.