Hansi Flick is saying goodbye to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Bayern coach Hansi Flick is after the sharp rebuke from the club's board of directors, trying not to fuel the tense atmosphere at the German record champions. At the beginning of the video press conference on the Bundesliga home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday, the coch asked not to ask any questions about the discussions about his wish for an early termination of the contract at the end of the season and the statement of the club. “There's nothing to be said about it,” said Flick.
After the 3-2 draw on Saturday in Wolfsburg, Flick first announced his wish to leave early, despite a contract that ran until 2023, to the team of ÖFB team player David Alaba and then to the public. That was against the internal agreement that it would only be announced after the current week with the games against Leverkusen and in Mainz. The “one-sided communication” by Flick was “disapproved” by the board of directors around Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Flick explained his actions again. “It was just important for me that the players know about me, because I had already heard on the radio that it had leaked. So it was a spontaneous thing for me that I informed the team after the game. And afterwards it was also the logical step for me to tell the media and thus the public that it is so, so that I don't have to fool around, “he said.
Despite the current dissonances, Flick believes that the team, club management and coaching team could “properly celebrate” the programmed championship title at the end of the season. “We have done an excellent job in the last two years and can celebrate that – together,” said Flick. He is traded as the designated successor to national coach Joachim Löw after the European Championship.