Flick to remain in charge at Bayern

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Hans-Dieter Flick will remain in charge for the remainder of the 2019-20 German Bundesliga season. The news comes the day after the defending champions beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 at the Allianz Arena in their final game of 2019.

The former assistant to Niko Kovač has been in temporary charge since early November when the Croatian was relieved of his duties following a 5-1 thrashing away to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Chairman and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the news:

“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. I am convinced that FC Bayern will continue next year where we left off in the last few games, namely playing attractive and successful football. On behalf of FC Bayern as a whole, I wish Hansi Flick every success.”

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić added:

“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.”

Bayern Munich have won five of their seven league games under Hans-Dieter Flick, losing two. His first Bundesliga game in charge was the 4-0 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on 9 November. A three-game winning streak before Christmas saw the defending champions go into the winter break four points behind leaders RB Leipzig.

Flick also oversaw three victories in as many Champions League group stage matches, seeing the Bavarians taking the maximum 18 points to setup a tie against English Premier League side Chelsea in the second round.

Bayern Munich’s season restarts away to Hertha BSC on Sunday 19 January 2020.