Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick announced his request for a change on Saturday. The 56-year-old wants to quit the coaching job in the German champions in the summer. Bayern Munich’s board of directors is outraged by the public announcement.
Like a german «picture“You mentioned that the Bayern Munich leaders did not know anything about the Flick announcement on Saturday afternoon. After the 3–2 win over Wolfsburg, the trio notified the team first in the locker room and shortly thereafter at the press conference His intention to leave the club in the summer.
“I told the club that I wanted to end the contract at the end of the season,” Flick told Sky. He clearly didn’t tell which club the general public should know either. Is Flick using the press as leverage against Bayern? His contract with the record champion runs through the summer of 2023 – a medium-sized stumbling block if the triple winner wants to succeed Joachim Low as national coach after the European Championship.
Thanks to the Bayern heads – but not Salih Hamidic
Flick’s comments cause red heads in Munich. “Bayern Munich does not agree to the one-way contacts that have now been made by Hansi Flick and will continue the talks as agreed after the Mainz match,” the board of the German record champions said on Sunday. It has already been agreed with Flick to initially focus on the Bundesliga matches in Wolfsburg, against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday and Mainz on Saturday.
Basically, it can be assumed that Bayern will not put any obstacles in the way of their coach when switching to the German Football Association (DFB). But it is also interesting: in his advertisement, Flick thanked various personalities of the club, but not the sporting director Hasan Salih Hamidic.
“The decision was definitely not easy for me because I have a team with a phenomenal mindset and quality. And an association that has been with me since I was a kid. I was a fan – whether it was Gerd Muller, Paul Breitner or Karl Heinz Rummenigge. They were all my idols in my youth,” says Flick. “For me the opportunity to coach this team was very special and still very special. That is why I am so grateful to the association and the officials – be it Cali, Olly, or Herbert Heiner.”