Following Saturday’s 4-1 friendly loss to Japan in Wolfsburg, Hansi Flick was fired as manager of Germany.
Since the position’s creation in 1926, he becomes the first manager in charge of Germany to be fired.
Since taking over for Joachim Low in August 2021, Flick has only managed 12 victories in 25 games, with Germany losing four of their last five games.
For Tuesday’s friendly against France, Rudi Voller, who led the squad from 2000 to 2004, will serve as interim manager.
Former German striker Voller, age 63, was named director of the German national team in February.
Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner will support him.
Germany host the men’s European Championship next year but have been in disarray.
German FA president Bernd Neuendorf said: “The committee agreed that the German national team needs a fresh impetus after the recent disappointing results.
“Going into the European Championship next summer, we need confidence and optimism in the country regarding our team.
“This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make during my time in this role because I really respect Hansi Flick and his assistants, both on a professional and personal level.
“Sporting success is of the upmost importance to the DFB, which is why this decision had to be made.”
Flick, 58, had been Low’s assistant manager with Germany from 2006 to 2014.
His time in charge began with eight successive wins, but their form progressively got worse and Germany exited last year’s World Cup at the group stage.
His assistants Marcus Sorg and Danny Rohl have also been dismissed.
Oman, Costa Rica and Peru are the only teams Germany have beaten in the past 12 months.
Such a disappointing performance came as a surprise considering Flick won 70 of his 86 games in charge of Bayern Munich from November 2019 to June 2021.
Under Flick, Bayern won a treble of the domestic league and cup and Champions League titles in the 2019-20 season.
After the Japan defeat, Flick said he was “brutally disappointed” but thought he remained the “right manager” for Germany.
However he ominously added: “Things can change in professional football and I can’t see what’s to come.”