Hansi Flick reacts to early Bayern Munich exit
It has been confirmed that Hansi Flick will leave Bayern Munich, with current RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann taking over the reigns at the Allianz Arena from next season onwards.
It will mark the end of Flick’s short, but sweet time in charge of the side, and Nagelsmann will be replacing a man who achieved so much success during his spell as head coach; winning six trophies last year, including the Champions League and the Bundesliga.
Bayern released an official statement on their club website about the appointment of Nagelsmann, with Flick featuring as well.
The 56-year-old said: “The past two years will be unforgettable for me. I really enjoyed the emotions, the victories, the titles, but also the daily work on the pitch – it was an outstanding time.
“Success can only be achieved together! A coach is nothing without his team and I was lucky enough to meet fantastic players here in Munich and a staff and a team of coaches that did incredible things. Thank you guys thank you Kathleen [Kruger]!
“Special thanks also go to President Herbert Hainer, as well as to the entire board of directors around Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic for giving me the opportunity to train this great team. One downer remains: We weren’t able to celebrate the greatest successes during this time with the fans. I’ve missed her in every game.
“I wish the FC Bayern family the very best for the future. It is not an empty phrase when I say: ‘It was a very great honour for me'”
What next for Flick?
Flick won everything there was to win last season as Bayern not only dominated Germany, but Europe as well, so it does beg the question as to why he’s leaving.
The Germany national team job is available this summer, with Joachim Low leaving after the European Championships, and reports have suggested that Flick is interested in that particular role.
He was the assistant to Low for the national team between 2006 and 2014, helping the nation to triumph in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, meaning he knows the set-up, and it appears a match made in heaven.
With an 81.93% win rate during his time at Bayern, 68 wins, eight draws and just seven losses in 83 games, Flick is clearly a talented coach; Niko Kovac had the same set of players, and he left them languishing outside the top four when he left in 2019.
Flick seems destined to be the next Germany manager, and with him at the helm, and an exciting crop of youngsters coming through, namely Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz, the national team could be set for great things.