The German coach announced on Saturday following his side’s 3-2 win over Wolfsburg, which brought them closer to another title in the Bundesliga.
Flick would like to terminate his contract at the end of the season
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has confirmed that he plans to leave the club at the end of the campaign. The German coach announced on Saturday following his side’s 3-2 win over Wolfsburg, which brought them closer to another title in the Bundesliga. The 56-year-old took over as head coach only in November 2019 and led Bayern to the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the Champions League in his first season under management. “I told the squad today that I informed the club within a week after the match in Paris that I would like to break off my contract at the end of this season,” Flick told reporters. “It was important for me that the team heard this from me. I am very grateful that I was allowed to lead the team.”
The coach may also want to take over as Germany manager this summer
Although Flick has only been in charge of Bayern in his first entire season, there have been speculation about an issue in his relationship with some of Bayern’s hierarchy. Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic have feuded over roster decisions in recent months, and many view the relationship as untenable. “Last year, our squad – and everyone knows it – had more quality than the squad this season,” Flick said. He may also want to seize the chance to take over as Germany manager this summer, and current boss Joachim Low has already confirmed that he will leave after Euro 2020. Flick served as Low’s assistant for over a decade and has been widely named as his country’s new head coach.
Bayern have been associated with two of the biggest names in coaching: Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann. But both will be difficult to land. Liverpool boss Klopp has a contract until 2024 and has in the past dismissed suggestions that he might take over the Bavarians. Nagelsmann is considered one of the best young head coaches globally, but recent reports indicate RB Leipzig will demand a fee of up €20 million for the head coach. Other candidates mentioned include longtime Bundesliga manager Ralf Rangnick and former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.