Bayern decided who will lead the club until the end of the season

Bayern decided who will lead the club until the end of the season

Since the start of November and the sacking of Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich has been led by the interim manager Hansi Flick. At first, the club was looking around, interviewing tacticians like Arsene Wenger, but the Bavarians then stated Flick will remain at least until Christmas. Now, the German champions have confirmed that Flick will finish off this season as the first team manager.

In the first four matches following Kovac's sacking, Flick won all the games with a goal difference 16:0. In total 10 games, Flick's team has eight wins and two defeats.

Even though the losses came against notable league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen, the club's executives like Hasan Slaihamidzic are confident in Flick.

"The fact that our players have been so convincing in the past few weeks in terms of their play and character shows we are on the right track with Hansi Flick at the head of the coaching team. I am happy that we will continue working together. Hansi deserves our trust. I am convinced we can achieve our sporting goals with him, whether in the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup or the Champions League," said Salihamdzic, club's sporting director.

Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also had words of high praise as the team is now four points behind the Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.

"We at FC Bayern are very satisfied with Hansi Flick’s work. Under him as head coach, the on-field development has been outstanding, both in terms of the quality of our play and the results achieved. We set a new record in the 28-year history of the Champions League with six wins in six matches in the group stage, and in the Bundesliga, we have returned to touching distance of the top of the table," said Rummenigge.

Flick himself addressed the decision, a surprising one, since the last time he was the manager was in 2005 when he led Hoffenheim, before the investment that arrived in the club.

"I’m happy that FC Bayern is continuing to place trust in me as head coach. I really enjoy working with the team and the coaching team. We have achieved a good starting position for the second half of the season in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League. Now we're recharging our batteries, and we'll prepare ourselves intensively for the second half of the season at the training camp. Then we’ll try to achieve as many victories and titles as possible," said the new manager.

This move almost certainly means that Bayern is set on hiring Erik Ten Haag from Ajax. Since the man who formerly led Bayern Munich's second team publicly said he won't leave his team mid-season, and not many notable coaches would say yes to such a short term appointment, Bayern didn't have too many options.


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