Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick hints at replacing German boss Joachim Low this summer as he wonders ‘how things will continue’ after being dumped from the Champions League by PSG.
- Bayern Munich was dumped from the Champions League by PSG on Tuesday
- There are now questions about the future of Hansi Flick among the German giants
- Flick has hinted that he wants to take over the German boss this summer
- He has been associated with the job since Joachim Low announced he was leaving
Hansi Flick has hinted that he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer to succeed Joachim Low as manager of Germany.
The Bayern boss remained cautious about his future after watching his side be dumped by Paris Saint-Germain from the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
The 56-year-old has been associated with Germany’s role since Low announced last month that he will step down after the euro this summer and intensify his future at Bayern after their European exit in Paris.
Hansi Flick has remained coy about his future at Bayern after they were dumped from Europe
When asked about his future, Flick told Sky Germany, ‘I have a contract with FC Bayern, but I’m always thinking about what’s going to happen or how things will go on, whether everything is going well here and so on.
“My family is behind me no matter what my decision, whether it’s at the DFB.”
Cracks have emerged in a club that normally exudes harmony, with tensions between Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
There is a power struggle with the couple who cannot agree on how best to get ahead of the German juggernaut. However, Flick claims their relationship is manageable despite their indifference.
Flick added: ‘My relationship with Salihamidzic is stable. Nothing will change that. He has his job, I have mine. I keep doing the way I did all season, that’s why everything is stable. ‘
Flick has hinted that he wants to succeed Joachim Low as Germany boss this summer
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic (left) and Flick are engaged in a power struggle
STATUE reported this week that there will be a showdown this week between Flick, the Bayern board and Oliver Kahn over the manager’s future.
However, the Bayern boss was dismissive of these talks after his departure from the Champions League.
“I don’t have an appointment with the Bayern board,” Flick added. ‘If Oliver (Kahn) wants to talk to me, he is happy to do so. I don’t know what he wants to talk about. ‘
STATUE report that Kahn wants to see for himself how serious Flick is about becoming Germany’s new manager and whether he wants to leave the Allianz Arena.
Flick has the support of Rummenigge, but Salihamidzic has the support of club chairman Herbert Hainer and chairman of the supervisory board Uli Hoeness.
Bayern completed the Treble last season, where they won the Bundesliga at a gallop by 13 points to record their 11th consecutive league title, beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the German Cup final and shooting past PSG 1-0 in the Champions League showpiece.
Flick is the firm favorite to succeed outgoing German boss Joachim Low (right) as their next post-euro manager – with the German being his assistant for eight years
Despite success on the field, however, the relationship between Flick and Salihamidzic began to fall apart last summer due to their transfer policy.
Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus told it Sky Germany after the return game in Paris that he believed it was Flick’s last European game in charge of the club and that he will take over from Low this summer.
Matthaus said: ‘That was Hansi Flick’s last Champions League match as Bayern’s coach. He is the first choice at the DFB to succeed Joachim Low. He will accept the offer in the summer. ‘
Bayern was dumped after the away goal rule after PSG dumped a thrilling first game 3-2 in Munich, which proved decisive after Bayern could only take a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday-evening.
Flick accepted that his side had come up short, especially during the attack, and had to count the cost of shortcomings from the first leg.
Bayern was dumped from the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday-evening
“ Normally my team has so much quality in the last third, but today they missed that final blow, ” Flick said in an interview with Sky Germany
‘We have to accept that, even if we would like to have a different outcome.
‘Given the first leg, with all our chances and the chances we gave away, without the third goal, we would be through.
“You have seen how dangerous they are in attacks. As an honest loser, I want to congratulate them. ‘