Hansi Flick opens up about the requirements he wants if Bayern Munich extends his contract as head coach.
Bayern Munich are on the verge of resurrecting their season after a dismal start to the season. Niko Kovac enjoyed success in his debut season, but things went downhill this year, and he eventually left the club in November. Die Roten appointed Hansi Flick as the caretaker manager, and since then, it has been no looking back for the team.
In the initial part of his reign, Flick won the games easily, which also included an emphatic victory over Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena. The team also started grinding out victories when they were not at their best.
After the winter break, Rekordmeister has been a completely different animal. They are yet to lose a game since mid-December. Along with getting the victories, there has been a genuine purpose in their style of play, getting past the opponents with ease.
Flick’s tremendous work is likely to be rewarded as reports in Germany suggest that he is likely to become the permanent manager. Speaking to SportBild (via Onefootball), Flick outlined the things that he would like to be in place if Bayern makes him the head coach.
“There are two things that I think are important. A club has to have a philosophy, what football it wants to play and what we stand for and a coach is brought in who is trusted to implement that.”
“Then it is about the players who should compliment or strengthen the existing squad. In my view, the coach must have a veto right when it comes to new signings.”
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Flick was vocal about transfer during the January transfer window. The German manager insisted that he needed a defender and forward to win silverware. Bayern didn’t sign a forward but added a player in defense by signing Alvaro Odriozola on a six-month loan spell from Real Madrid.
Considering their position and form, Bayern Munich are on course to win the league title and DFB Pokal, but Flick still needs to perform against a big European team to prove his credentials. The German manager has done well till now, but his biggest test will come against in the next round of the Champions League, provided Die Roten get their job done against Chelsea.
The interim manager generally thrives on the initial bounce from a new manager, but Flick’s influence on the playing style and results is evident. The German manager’s team has been neat and tidy in possession. Apart from dominating the team, they have also been deadly on the counter.
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Bayern Munich should still take the time to decide on the new manager. Flick has made a massive impact, but the sample size is still small to judge him as a manager. The signs are positive now, so I will not be surprised to see Flick getting the permanent job, but I still think Die Roten needs to wait to decide on Flick’s future.