Hansi Flick signed the contract with the German Football Federation (DFB) on Tuesday to succeed Joachim Löw at the helm of the German national team after Mannschaft’s participation in this summer’s Eurocup ends. This was reported by the DFB confirming something that had been expected for several weeks, despite the fact that there had been talk that several European clubs had shown interest in Flick.
Flick, after two seasons at Bayern as head coach, (although he started the first as Niko Kovac’s assistant) has lifted seven titles, including last year’s sextet. However, the coach had asked the Bavarian club to terminate his contract at the end of this season in which they have won the ninth Bundesliga title in a row for Bayern. Under his command, Robert Lewandowski has surpassed Gerd Müller’s scoring record of 40 goals in a league that had been in force for 49 years. The Pole, with his goal on the last day, reached 41, placing himself as the top scorer in a season in German history. In addition, he managed to get Thomas Müller back to his best level and the playmaker has earned his return to the national team after a year apart.
Between 2006 and 2014 Flick had been Löw’s second in the German national team, being a participant in the conquest of the 2014 World Cup. He later became sports director of the DFB. In 2017 he became Hoffenheim’s sporting director and in 2019 he joined Bayern as assistant coach. In the middle of the season he relieved Kovac and led the Bavarian club to the best year in its history, achieving all possible titles and breaking numerous records.