With Joachim Low stepping down after Euro 2020, the hunt is on for a new manager, but Hansi Flick will not be taking charge.
According to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s CEO, current manager Hansi Flick will not be next in line to replace outgoing Joachim Low as the new manager of the German national side.
As we all know by now, Low is set to step down after the Euro’s in the summer which will see his 15-year reign come to an end. Low led Germany to World Cup glory in 2014 and despite being only a manager for two years, Flick has been earmarked as a potential replacement.
Flick going nowhere
Speaking to Welt am Sonntag after Bayern’s 4-0 thumping of Stuttgart, Rummenigge made it clear that Flick will not be Low’s successor, which is a bit odd considering it is usually the person himself that rules out the move.
“I told [Flick] that we are very satisfied with him.
“We are well advised to finish what we have agreed in the contract. I told Hansi that in no uncertain terms.”
Flick is contracted to Bayern until 2023 and what Rummenigge said certainly raised some eyebrows as he firmly stated that Flick is staying in his coaching role “has nothing to do with probability. That is a fact.” While also stating that the DFB or German FA are reluctant to enter talks with a coach who is already under contract with their club teams and if that is true, then Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann would already not be in contention.
After Rummenigge insisted that Hansi Flick won’t be released by Bayern, the DFB’s plan B is not a big name like Rangnick or Matthäus, but rather to promote a coach from within the association. U21 coach Stefan Kuntz as well as current assistant Marcus Sorg are candidates [Bild] pic.twitter.com/jsQjtaGbJV
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“President Fritz Keller confirmed that to me in a phone call this week,” Rummenigge said.
It remains to be seen who will take over from Joachim Low but one thing is for certain, that person will not be Hansi Flick if Rummenigge has anything to say about it.