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Hansi Flick as Germany’s new manager

Tue 25 May 2021 | 9:47

Germany national team have confirmed that Hansi Flick will be their new manager.

Hansi Flick

will be

Joachim Low

’s successor in Germany national team after the Euro’s this summer, according to the German Football Association.

The Bayern Munich boss, who announced his departure earlier, has signed a contract that will keep him until 2024.

"

I am very proud that we have succeeded in signing Hansi Flick for the position as Germany coach. He was at the top of my wish list right from the start. I have known and appreciated Hansi Flick's human and professional qualities since our many successful years together with the national team,"

commented Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff.

He added:

"During his time at Bayern München, he showed where he could lead a team as head coach. We quickly came to an agreement about working together and future tasks. It was important for me to create clarity before the start of the European Championship. We have a big common goal: to get back to the very top.

"In addition to the sporting management of the senior national team, Hansi will be involved in many other projects and initiatives of our directorates, which include all national teams, coaching education and the DFB Academy."

The 56-year-old Flick said:

"Everything went surprisingly quickly for me with the signature, but I am very happy to be able to work as the national team coach from autumn. The season has just ended, and the two years at Bayern Munich are still having a strong impact on me. The team spirit and attitude of the players were outstanding, and I'm taking a lot with me that will continue to shape my work.

"My anticipation is huge, because I see the quality of the players, especially the young players, in Germany. Therefore, we have every reason to approach the upcoming tournaments, for example the home European Championship in 2024, with optimism. In addition, I know from my own experience that I have a strong, trustworthy partner at my side in Oliver Bierhoff, and that there are experts working behind the team, so that the team, us coaches and the staff can hit the ground running without a long start-up period. I'm also looking forward to contributing my ideas beyond the national team to the academy and the other national teams.

"What's important now, however, is not what will happen from September onward - I'll be talking about that in detail in August - but the upcoming European Championship, for which I wish Jogi Löw, Marcus Sorg, Andy Köpke and the team the greatest possible success. 'Jogi' Löw has more than earned a great conclusion to his career as national coach."

Low has been Germany’s coach since 2006, and Flick used to be his assistant during his first eight years.

Flick then moved to Bayern as Niko Kovac’s assistant in 2019 and then took over the role as an interim manager that same year.

He was later offered a permanent contract until 2023, but Bayern agreed to terminate that deal. Flick led Bayern to seven trophies, including two Bundesliga titles as well as the Champions League.


source: SportMob