Hansi Flick can continue his successful work at FC Bayern Munich beyond the end of the season. The German record champions will extend the contract with the 55-year-old by three years until June 30, 2023. The club bosses and the coach agreed on this, as was announced on Friday.
The engagement of the former coach, who succeeded Niko Kovac in November, was previously only planned until summer. “FC Bayern is very happy with Hansi Flick’s work. The team has developed very well under him and is playing attractive football, which is also reflected in the results, ”said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We are the only German club that is still represented in all three competitions. I also like the way he leads the team, his human qualities are convincing, his empathy speaks for him. FC Bayern trusts Hansi Flick and we are convinced that we will continue to achieve our goals with him in the future. “
Initially, Flick was a short-term solution for two games, then one until Christmas, before he was promoted to boss at least for the current season. The former world champion assistant of national coach Joachim Löw quickly stabilized the Munich after Kovac’s departure and led him back to the top of the Bundesliga.
“These results speak for themselves,” said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. “Hansi and I know in which direction we want to develop the team. Football faces great challenges. We believe that Hansi is also the right head coach for this time. “
Success in the DFB Cup and the impressive appearance in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Chelsea confirmed the club managers in the personnel decision. And Flick himself courageously seized the opportunity of his coaching life. “Together we have defined the direction for the coming years. I am sure that we can achieve a lot together, ”he said.