The DFB has reportedly identified the 56-year-old as a potential successor to Joachim Low, who will leave his role as Germany head coach after the European Championship this summer.

Bayern are victims here

According to club president Herbert Hainer, Bayern Munich are “victims” of ongoing rumours linking Hansi Flick with the Germany job. Flick has become one of the top managers in Europe since taking the top position at Allianz Arena in 2019, helping the Bavarians win numerous significant awards. The DFB has reportedly identified the 56-year-old as a potential successor to Joachim Low, who will leave his role as Germany head coach after the European Championship this summer. Still, Hainer doesn’t think his head will be turned. “We are victims here. Our coach is now being discussed because there is a vacancy in the DFB, and we must constantly comment on it,” Hainer told reporters.

Hainer is convinced that Flick will stay with Bayern

When asked if Flick is interested in taking charge of the German national team, the Bayern chief added: “He hasn’t told me that yet. I am convinced that he will still enjoy us because he can do a lot with the team. He has a great team and great infrastructure. You don’t just give it away”. Hansi replaced Niko Kovac in the Allianz dugout temporarily in November 2019 and was awarded a permanent three-year deal five months later. The German tactician sent Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League glory last season, replicating legendary boss Jupp Heyneckes’ achievement in 2012-13. The coach has won 65 of his first 79 appearances in charge, recording just seven defeats and seven draws. The DFB has plenty of other options if he decides to stay at Bayern, including current U21 boss Stefan Kuntz.

The U21 boss could be the man to usher in a new era for Germany because of his vast knowledge of their next generation of stars, but there are some high profile names in the running as well. Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, ex-Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick and current RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, along with Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus, have also been advertised for the role. Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is another candidate, even though he has been out of work since leaving Emirates stadium in 2018.