Hansi Flick has informed Bayern Munich that he wants to leave the team at the end of the season.
Head coach Hansi Flick, who helped Bayern Munich win an unprecedented treble last season, has confirmed that he wants to leave the club. The 56-year-old has also asked the club to release him from his contract at the end of the campaign. He confirmed the news after Bayern’s 3-2 win away at Wolfsburg on Saturday. He is now reported to be the favorite to succeed Joachim Low as German national team coach after the European Championships.
“I would like to be released out of my contract at the end of the season,” he told Sky Deutschland. “We have had two fantastic years. I am delighted with my team and I am grateful to the club for being allowed to train such a team.”
“It was important to me that the players find out from me, since there were lots of rumors swirling around,” he added.
He has led Bayern to Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, German Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup titles after taking over from Niko Kovac in November 2019. Saturday’s victory away at Wolfsburg puts Bayern seven points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig and on course for a ninth successive league title.
Huge steps together.
Last steps together.
Fighting till the end coach! pic.twitter.com/fJJj2zoVTC
— David Alaba (@David_Alaba) April 17, 2021
Hansi Flick remained coy when asked about his future plans. “My future is absolutely not clear,” insisted Flick. “Of course the national team is an option every coach has to consider. I have to digest everything, the last few weeks weren’t easy.”
Speaking on Flick, attacking midfielder Thomas Muller said, “He has spent a huge amount of energy over the last one-and-a-half years. You need to have a thick skin to be Bayern coach, it’s been an intense time. Not that he has given a reason. He doesn’t need to give us a reason.”