Flick will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Matthaus confirms

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 19 May 2021 14:54 CEST 2 min read
Flick will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Matthaus confirms

Hansi Flick’s last game as Bayern Munich head coach will be the last game of the current Bundesliga season versus Augsburg, according to former player Lothar Matthaus.

Speculation surrounding the future of Flick has been rife in the 2020/21 campaign despite the 56-year-old winning every possible trophy last season including the Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB-Pokal, and the Club World Cup.

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Flick apparently does not hold a good relationship with Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, with the pair having previously clashed over some of the club’s incoming transfers.

He has constantly been linked to the head coach role with the German national team, and this speculation only intensified when it was announced that current boss Joachim Low would be stepping down after the European Championships this summer.

Matthaus has apparently confirmed Flick’s future on Sky Germany, saying:

“Hansi Flick has an offer to become Germany boss. Bayern Munich have already been thinking about Julian Nagelsmann as his successor. The Bundesliga game against Augsuburg will be his last as Bayern coach.”

Nagelsmann to Bayern?

Julian Nagelsmann is currently the head coach at RB Leipzig and has been credited with turning the team into genuine Bundesliga title contenders during his time with the club, while he guided them to their first Champions League semi-final in 2019/20.

He is a self-confessed Bayern fan, however, so it seems inevitable that he will end up in the hot seat at the Allianz Arena at some point in his career.

Several elite sides around Europe are apparently interested in recruiting him, though, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham from the Premier League, as well as Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Nagelsmann himself has also confirmed that he previously turned down an offer to coach Real Madrid – and that he wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to do so again.