World Cup hosts Germany are in talks with hockey coach Bernhard Peters over the newly created post of technical director and Juergen Klinsmann says he is in favour of the appointment.

"Peters could contribute a lot," coach Klinsmann said at a news conference yesterday. "He has a different way of thinking."

Klinsmann, who has been calling for the DFB to appoint a technical director for some time, had originally wanted Berti Vogts to take the job but the former coach ruled himself out in May last year.

Peters has been coach of the German men's hockey team since 2001. He led them to victory at the World Cup in 2002 and to the bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

"There have been talks with the DFB and we've been convinced by his way of doing things," Klinsmann said.

It was unclear whether any appointment would be made before or after the World Cup, which begins in Munich on June 9 and runs until July 9.

Klinsmann has yet to decide whether he will stay on after the tournament.

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