Bayern Munich: Hansi Flick remains on radar of DFB

Hansi Flick, FC Bayern Munich manager. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Hansi Flick, FC Bayern Munich manager. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich may have to resist offers from DFB for Hansi Flick next summer.

Bayern Munich struck gold last season when they decided to appoint Hansi Flick as first-team manager after Niko Kovac left the club due to poor results and performances. In a short period, Flick has done what numerous managers failed to do since 2013, making them the best team in Europe.

Flick’s good work in Bavaria will always attract attention from DFB. According to SportBild, Flick is one of the candidates DFB could look to bring in if Joachim Low steps down as Germany manager after the Euros next year. Low currently has a contract with the German national team until 2022.

By next summer, Flick will have two years on his contract at Bayern, so the German club could be in a strong position to push back advances from DFB. It will be a huge test of the club’s resolve as Flick has previously worked at DFB as an assistant coach, so leading the country at the biggest stage is a mouth-watering prospect.

Low has been a fantastic manager for Germany, helping the country to win the World Cup in Brazil six years ago. However, there has been a downturn in the form of the team since the World Cup win. The group stage exit in the World Cup 2018 raised doubts over Low’s future, but he was backed by DFB to build another team that can win big honours.

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After a poor showing in Russia two years ago, Low decided to build the core of the starting XI by giving chances to young players. The German manager stopped calling up Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels for international games as he wanted young players to build up chemistry to do well in the future major tournaments.

There have been mixed results since Low took this tough decision regarding senior players. The performances were bound to be inconsistent as younger players need time to be at their best on the international stage. The criticism for Low has increased this week as Germany suffered a heavy loss against Spain in the UEFA Nations League.

Flick was part of Germany’s staff when they won the World Cup in 2014. Considering his impact at Die Roten, Flick surely has the qualities to manage star players and get the best out of them in a suitable system. Along with improving young players, he also managed to get senior players such as Muller and Boateng that were struggling to get playing time under Kovac.

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If Low manages to get Germany deep in Euros, then Bayern fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Low will most likely stay in the position until the World Cup in 2022. Until then, there will be speculation surrounding his position. The shadow of Flick will be looming over this position if results don’t improve for Germany.