Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß has dismissed talk of Hansi Flick taking over at Germany, stating the 55-year-old has no reason to leave his post with the Bundesliga champions.
The rumours kicked off this week, when DFB director Oliver Bierhoff named Flick as one of the candidates to take over from Joachim Low in the future.
“First of all, it was important to get a picture. It quickly became clear that we had to continue on the path with Joachim Low. I am pleased that Germany currently has so many successful coaches,” he said.
“Jurgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Marco Rose, Thomas Tuchel and Hansi Flick. I know Hansi very well from his time at the DFB and I really appreciate him.
“These coaches are currently under contract with top clubs and Champions League participants, but of course I watch them, no question about it.”
However, Hoeneß has insisted that the Bayern boss has no reason to leave the club right now.
“The German national team is not exactly the dream for all sleepless nights; I would never leave FC Bayern for that,” said Hoeneß in an interview with the radio station Bayern 1.
“It’s completely crazy to think about it, both for the Hansi and for us. He’s just beginning to have a great career as a coach.”
Uli Hoeneß über einen möglichen Bundestrainer Hansi Flick im Sommer: „Die deutsche Nationalmannschaft ist nicht gerade der Traum aller schlaflosen Nächte; dafür würde ich nie den FC Bayern verlassen.“ @BR_Presse
— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) February 6, 2021
Hoeneß wants Muller to return to the DFB
The 69-year-old added that he wants to see Thomas Muller return to the national team and believes the forward can add great value to Low’s squad.
“I can only advise Jogi Löw to mark the name Thomas Müller in red in his notebook. In a tournament like this [Euro 2020] you need people in a good mood,” he said.
“In such a situation that we have at the moment, I would never do without Thomas.”