Flick Will Lead Bayern at Least Until the End of the Season

by Denis Metev

Hansi Flick, interim head coach of Bayern Munich, will remain at the wheel of the club ‘at least’ until the end of the season, the club announced on Sunday. Flick took over the Bavarian club in November after the sacking of Niko Kovac.

Flick won 8 out of 10

“FC Bayern and Hansi Flick have agreed” that he “will remain head coach… at least until the end of the current season. “A continuation of Hansi Flick as head coach beyond that is a conceivable option for FC Bayern, “ the club said in a statement.

The 54-year old manager has won eight of his ten matches in charge of Bayern, allowing defeats only against Borussia M’gladbach (2-1), and Bayer Leverkusen (1-2).

Otherwise, his team has been doing great under his leadership, smashing the likes of Tottenham (3-1), and Red Star Belgrade (0-6) in the Champions League. In the Bundesliga, Bayern abolished Werder Bremen (6-1), Fortuna Dusseldorf (0-4), and Borussia Dortmund (4-0).

Bayern Munich also became the first German club to win all six games in the Champions League group stage.

“FC Bayern is very satisfied with the work of Hansi Flick,” said club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“Under him as head coach, the sporting development is outstanding, both in terms of the quality of our game and the results achieved. In the Champions League group stage, we set a new record.”

“I am convinced that FC Bayern will continue next year where it left off in the last few games, namely playing attractive and successful football.”

Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also expressed his support for the manager.

“Hansi deserves our trust,” he said. “The fact that our players have presented themselves so convincingly in the past few weeks shows that we are on the right track with Hansi Flick.”

“I am convinced that we can achieve our sporting goals with him, whether in the Bundesliga, German Cup or the Champions League.”

Flick was assistant coach of the Germany team that won the World Cup in 2014. His last job as a head coach was in Hoffenheim between 2000-2005 when the team was in the lower leagues of German football.

“I am happy that FC Bayern continues to place their trust in me as head coach,” said Flick.

“I really enjoy working with the team and the coaching staff. Now we’re recharging the batteries again and then we will try to bring as many victories and titles to Munich as possible.”

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