Earlier this month, it was revealed that Flick would leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, with Julian Nagelsmann having already confirmed as his replacement.

The DFB is ready to discuss about the future with Hansi Flick

The German Football Association has confirmed that it will open negotiations with Hansi Flick to replace Joachim Low as head coach of the German national team. Low will retire after this summer’s European Championship after 15 years in the role. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Flick would leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, with Julian Nagelsmann having already confirmed as his replacement. In a statement to SID, the German Football Association said: “It is well known that Hansi Flick has high regard by the DFB. The DFB can confirm that against this background, we will now negotiate with him and those responsible at FC Bayern Munich.” The DFB added that: “we are not going to comment on the further plan of action, which we will initially cooperate internally with all bodies involved with all due care and calm.”

Hansi Flick was quickly set as the favourite to take the job in Germany once Low confirmed his intention to retire later this summer. The Bavarians head coach spent eight years as Low’s assistant before becoming the sporting director for the DFB following their 2014 World Cup triumph. Flick was initially reticent to comment publicly on his future despite speculation before ultimately confirming his intention to leave Bayern at the end of the season earlier this month, despite having two years left on his deal. With an agreement for Nagelsmann now confirmed by Bayern Munich, the path for the DFB to pursue its interest in Flick is clear. However, for the DFB to clarify that they will not pay any compensation fee for their new coach, some serious negotiation may be required before the deal is closed.