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Bayern Confirm Flick As Coach Until ‘At Least’ End Of Season

Bayern Munich’s headcoach Hansi Flick arrives for the German first division Bundesliga soccer match Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen in Munich on December 14, 2019.
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Bayern Munich on Sunday confirmed interim boss Hansi Flick will stay head coach “until at least” the top of the season after profitable eight of his 10 video games in cost.

“FC Bayern and Hansi Flick have agreed” that he “will remain head coach… at least until the end of the current season,” the membership mentioned in an announcement.

“A continuation of Hansi Flick as head coach beyond that is a conceivable option for FC Bayern.”

The 54-year-old, an assistant with the Germany group that gained the 2014 World Cup, took cost after Niko Kovac was sacked in early November.

Saturday’s 2-0 residence win over Wolfsburg saved Bayern third within the Bundesliga heading into the four-week winter break, 4 factors behind leaders RB Leipzig.

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Under Flick Bayern reached the final 16 of the Champions League and have become the primary German membership to win all six matches within the group stage.

“FC Bayern is very satisfied with the work of Hansi Flick,” mentioned membership chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“Under him as head coach, the sporting development is outstanding, both in terms of the quality of our game and the results achieved.

“In the Champions League group stage, we set a new record.

“I am convinced that FC Bayern will continue next year where it left off in the last few games, namely playing attractive and successful football.”

‘Hansi Deserves Our Trust’

Flick acquired off to a flying begin by profitable his first 4 video games at a canter final month with Bayern scoring 16 targets and conceding none.

However back-to-back league defeats, each by a 2-1 margin, at residence to Bayer Leverkusen and away to Borussia Moenchengladbach dampened the temper earlier than Bayern gained their final three video games of 2019.

Several key Bayern gamers, most noticeably Thomas Mueller and Philippe Coutinho, who has rebooted his profession on mortgage from Barcelona, have flourished below Flick.

“Hansi deserves our trust,” mentioned sports activities director Hasan Salihamidzic.

“The fact that our players have presented themselves so convincingly in the past few weeks shows that we are on the right track with Hansi Flick.

“I am convinced that we can achieve our sporting goals with him, whether in the Bundesliga, German Cup or the Champions League.”

Bayern face Chelsea within the final 16 in Europe in a repeat of the 2012 last gained by the Blues.

After the Christmas break Flick will take his squad to Doha from January 4-10 for a coaching camp earlier than their first league recreation of 2020, in opposition to Hertha Berlin on January 19.

“I am happy that FC Bayern continue to place their trust in me as head coach,” mentioned Flick.

“I really enjoy working with the team and the coaching staff.

“Now we’re recharging the batteries again and then we will try to bring as many victories and titles to Munich as possible.”

There was extra excellent news for Bayern on Saturday evening as prime scorer Robert Lewandowski, who has 19 targets in 17 league video games, efficiently underwent a groin operation.

The Poland star is predicted to participate within the winter camp.

AFP

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