Germany: Hansi Flick announces his intention to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season

Hans-Dieter Flick
Bayern Munich coach Hans-Dieter Flick, who disagrees with sports management, wants to end his contract at the end of the season.

While his contract runs until June 30, 2023, Hansi Flick announced after his team’s victory at Wolfsburg (2-3) on Saturday April 17 that he wanted to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. , despite very good sports results. At the origin of this decision: tensions with the Bavarian sports director, Hasan Salihamidzic, over the recruitment.

Live on German television, Hansi Flick expressed his intention to leave Bayern: “I announced it to the team, I would like to end my contract at the end of the season“. A decision which is not surprising, while the quarrel with the sports management of the club had become public for several weeks. At a press conference last week, the Bavarian technician regretted the latest recruitments and the decision not to keep Jerome Boateng: “It is clear that our workforce was better last season. Everyone knows it”.

Arrived on the Bayern bench in November 2019, replacing Niko Kovac, fired, Flick had relaunched the reigning German champions. In 2020, his team won a historic six-fold, with victories in the Bundesliga, Champions League, German Cup, German Supercup, European Supercup and Club World Cup. At the head of Bayern, the coach has won 67 of his 81 matches, with only 7 draws and 7 losses.

Asked about his possible future as Germany coach to replace Joachim Löw as coach after the Euro, Flick assured that nothing had been decided for the moment: “The national team is a possibility that any coach should obviously consider, but first I have to digest it all, the last few weeks have not been easy “. The names of Julian Nagelsmann and Massimiliano Allegri are circulating to replace him on the Bavarian bench.

With five days to go to the end of the championship, Bayern Munich are in the lead and are seven points ahead of RB Leipzig.

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