Bayern Munich hierarchy surprised by Hansi Flick’s public request

Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich manager.(Photo by Matthias Balk - Pool/Getty Images)
Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich manager.(Photo by Matthias Balk - Pool/Getty Images) /

After the victory against Wolfsburg on Saturday, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick confirmed that he wants to leave the club in the summer. The German manager has been dodging questions about his future in the last couple of weeks amidst reports linking him to national team job.

However, Flick’s public admission of leaving Die Roten has reportedly not gone down well with the club hierarchy. According to SportBild, Bayern chiefs were not expecting Flick to publicly admit that he wants to leave the club.

Die Roten issued a statement on Sunday that to confirm that the final decision has not been made, so Flick’s public announcement doesn’t necessarily mean that his exit was sealed. This statement also said that Rekordmeister will hold talks to resolve this situation once the next three league games are done.

Ever since Joachim Low announced that he would be stepping down as manager of the German National team, Flick’s future has come under the scanner. Moreover, Flick’s success in Bavaria and familiarity with the setup at DFB make him the right candidate for the German national team.

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Along with the vacancy in the German national team, there has been friction between Flick and Hasan Salihamidzic regarding transfers. The last summer transfer window has probably frustrated Flick since most signings were completed at the end of the window. Moreover, the majority of those deals have not hit the ground running.

Previously, Oliver Kahn and Karl-Hein Rummenigge had insisted that Flick is going nowhere. They pointed toward his contract length as Flick still has two years left on his deal. However, the German manager obviously has a different idea about his future. After the elimination against PSG in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Lothar Matthaus insisted that Flick is going to manage the German national team.

Considering the amount of success Bayern has achieved under Hansi Flick in the last 18 months, his departure is going to be a big blow for the club. Moreover, finding the right replacement for him is going to be a stiff challenge for the club.

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As of now, RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is the top candidate to replace Flick as per German media. Nagelsmann has been frequently linked with this role, but Leipzig is likely to demand a big compensation for him. The next three weeks are going to be intriguing at Bavaria as the club chiefs may try to convince Flick to change his mind or else the search for a new coach begins.