Hansi Flick’s name was recently at the forefront when it came to succeeding national coach Joachim Löw. Now a new report says: Flick himself is finally clear about his future.
Who will be the new national coach? After the EM 2021, who will hold the most important coaching job in the country in the future? Football Germany has been concerned with the question since Joachim Löw announced that he would be stepping down after the tournament in the summer and ending his 15-year term in office.
Since then, many big names have been traded, from Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp to Ralf Rangnick to record national player Lothar Matthäus. With changing consequences: “Kloppo” emphasized that because of his ties to the “Reds” he would not be available before the end of his contract (until 2024). Rangnick, on the other hand, emphasized: “For me it is primarily a question of timing. At the moment I am free.” And Matthew – whose name was brought up in the discussion from the boulevard – would be “honored”.
But one name kept coming up: Hansi Flick. During his tenure with the German record champions, the FC Bayern coach won everything there was to win, with the coronation of the Champions League title last summer. And: Flick was Löw’s assistant coach for the national team from 2006 to 2014, and was involved in the World Cup in Rio. Even if Bayern have already emphasized that they do not want to let their coach go: the 56-year-old has not yet been able to bring himself to a clear, one hundred percent denial – until now.
DFB director Bierhoff also knows
Because now “Sport1” reports: Flick’s decision has finally been made – he wants to stay with FC Bayern. Accordingly, the success coach does not intend to ask Munich for clearance for the DFB – because that would be necessary to be able to inherit Löw as national coach in the summer.
The further development of the team and the bond with the coaching team also played a role in Flick’s decision. According to “Sport1”, DFB director Oliver Bierhoff already knew through discussions with his long-term colleague that he was not available.
Flick came to Bayern in the summer of 2019 as assistant coach of the then coach Niko Kovac, then took over the team as head coach in November of that year.