Bayern Munich: Four things on Hansi Flick’s agenda as permanent manager

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 03: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Hansi Flick of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup quarterfinal match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins Arena on March 3, 2020 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 03: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Hansi Flick of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup quarterfinal match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins Arena on March 3, 2020 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich’s German forward Thomas Mueller (L-R), Bayern Munich’s German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germanyon March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP) / DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND QUASI-VIDEO. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich’s German forward Thomas Mueller (L-R), Bayern Munich’s German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germanyon March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP) / DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND QUASI-VIDEO. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images) /

Managing senior players

Flick has been publicly lauded by players in the past four months for his man-management. Flick has also been praised by players such as Philippe Coutinho, who have found it difficult to get regular playing time under him.

The German manager will have a much difficult task next season if Die Roten spends big next season. Managing younger players will be easier compared to telling senior players such as Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller about less playing time.

The arrival of Alexander Nubel is surely going to create a selection dilemma in the goalkeeping department, while the potential arrival of Kai Havertz may reduce Muller’s playing time. In such a situation, Flick will have to make sure that senior players do not get upset as that will have a disturbing impact in the dressing room.

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The German manager has been an astute man-manager till now, but next year it will be a big test for him in terms of handling big egos in the dressing room. Mapping out a plan to give every player in the squad an adequate amount of playing time will be one of the first things on Flick’s agenda during the summer break.