Franz Beckenbauer, honorary president of FC Bayern Munich, spoke about the open future of head coach Hansi Flick and called for a timely, final decision from the 56-year-old.
“Of course he has to commit himself to something. He says that he will stay and have a valid contract until 2023. Then there is no need to ask anyway, because then everything is said. But if he does not do that, the speculation is of course open. With he’ll have to live with them, “emphasized the 75-year-old in an interview with Sport1.
Flick could not constantly avoid inquiries about his future, but “has to respond to it”, added Beckenbauer.
The Bayern coach had not made a clear statement about a possible stay on Säbener Straße after the Champions League out against Paris Saint-Germain.
Above all, the ongoing dispute with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic could prevent Flick’s long-term commitment to the German record champions. The conflict, which is said to have originated in the transfer of Alvaro Odriozola last year, has recently become increasingly public.
FC Bayern – Beckenbauer: Don’t go it alone when making decisions
The former defender could not imagine that “someone would go it alone when making such decisions. The coach and team manager are closely linked. Nobody can say in the end that they did not know anything about it.”
Beckenbauer himself included leading players in the squad planning during his active time as a coach. “For example a Lothar Matthäus. These players have the greatest overview of the team,” he added. Therefore it is “elementary to get this opinion.”
Beckenbauer is not afraid that the conflict in the Bavarian capital will get out of hand: “As long as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge or Uli Hoeneß are still responsible, everything will stay within the framework.”