Munich – FC Bayern feels ready for the challenges ahead, both in the Corona crisis and in the long term in putting together the team of the future.
“We are on a very good path and have a great base,” said coach Hansi Flick. With his own contract extension and the extension of the contract by identification footballer Thomas Muller until 2023, the record champion gets two successes in the currently complicated exceptional situation without competition.
The bosses on Sabener Strasse contributed to this, as Flick reported. «We had very good, trusting discussions. Whether it was with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, with Oliver Kahn or with Hasan (Salihamidzic), they were simply good, »he said.
Rummenigge as CEO, Kahn as designated successor, Salihamidzic as future sports director and Flick as a strong man on the sidelines should shape the next phase. “Ultimately, the focus is that we want to have successful years,” said Flick. «It is clear that you have to watch again and again that you optimize the squad. These are things that we tackle together. »
Flick will soon extend with captain Manuel Neuer, new defense chief David Alaba and game designer Thiago. Another striker could come to the transfer market in the summer; German internationals Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) and Leroy Sané (Manchester City) have already been traded as candidates. Flick said he could envision a system with another striker alongside Robert Lewandowski in the future.
Kahn will also be responsible for large transfers in the future, who, in Uli Hoeness’s opinion, absolutely convinced when he started in the management area of Bavaria. The former president described the first almost 100 days of the ex-goalkeeper as “optimal”, as the 68-year-old told the “kicker”. «It met all of my expectations 100 percent. And I am very optimistic that it was the right decision to include Oliver in it. You can already see that. »