News : National coach: Flick comments on Löw’s successor – sport
The Bayern coach commented on speculation that he could succeed Joachim Löw as national coach in the summer. He refers to his current contract – but also renounces a clear “no”.
Hansi Flick now wants to concentrate on his tasks at Bayern Munich, but has not explicitly ruled out a commitment as national coach from the summer. “I have a contract until 2023 and I want to work very successfully here at Bayern Munich,” said the coach at a press conference on Friday. When asked whether this was a clear “no”, he replied: “I do not want to comment on it. I have said everything about it.”
Flick continued: “I don’t care about the outside things. I want to win several more titles here at Bayern Munich.” There is no speculation about “what my future will look like,” added the 56-year-old. National coach Joachim Löw announced on Tuesday that he would resign after the EM 2021. Flick was Löw’s assistant coach at the DFB from 2006 to 2014, and together they both became world champions in Brazil.
Flick referred several times to his contract valid in Munich. “I have a team that is absolutely great. At the moment, things are a lot of fun for me.”
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had already emphasized at the beginning of February that it was “absolutely no problem” for FC Bayern to prematurely release Flick from his contract in the event of Löw’s departure: “We won’t solve the problems of the DFB.” The Bayern boss is “one hundred percent” assuming that Flick will also be Bayern coach in the coming season.
The DFB director Oliver Bierhoff, entrusted with the search for a successor to Löw, had recently stated that he would be “crazy” if he did not also think of Flick. “Do I trust him? Absolutely,” emphasized Bierhoff.