Flick has a say in Bavaria’s squad planning

Munich – Hansi Flick will continue to play a major role in shaping the squad planning of the German football record champions after he has continued as head coach of FC Bayern Munich.

«Hansi has a say, that’s clear. The trainer’s opinion plays a role in our personnel decisions. He has to work with the players, ”said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of the“ Bild ”newspaper. “That’s why we now wanted clarity in the coaching position before we put together the playing squad for the next season in the coming weeks and months.”


In the middle of the intermittent game operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bayern announced on Friday the early contract extension with the 55-year-old Flick until June 30, 2023. “Hansi reintroduced the style with which we won the triple in 2013,” said Rummenigge (64). He also praised young players such as Alphonso Davies (19) and Joshua Zirkzee (18) as “excellent,” said the Bayern boss: “We want to continue on this path consistently. The three-year term should document our trust.

Apparently, Bavaria’s former triple coach Jupp Heynckes (74) also played an advisory role. Rummenigge reported some calls to the former Bayern coach. “From Jupp’s point of view, Hansi is a perfect fit for FC Bayern,” Rummenigge reported. Flick reminded him of Heynckes himself: “Both are particularly distinguished by this empathetic approach to the team.”