The DFB will start talks with Hansi Flick about the successor to Joachim Löw as national coach. The DFB confirmed this on SID request.
“It is well known that Hansi Flick is held in high regard by the DFB. We can confirm that, against this background, we will now hold talks with him and those responsible at FC Bayern,” said the DFB.
The association asked for your understanding, “that we are currently not going to comment on the further procedure, which we will initially coordinate internally with all parties involved with all due care and calm”.
The way for Flick has been cleared by the termination of the contract at the end of the season with the German record champions Bayern Munich. The DFB had previously emphasized that they did not want to address a coach who is under contract. The association had also ruled out the payment of a transfer fee. Löw had announced his departure after the EM (June 11th to July 11th).
Flick would return to the DFB after over four years. At the 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil, he was Loew’s assistant coach. Then he moved to the post of sports director. In January 2017, however, he left the DFB at his own request.