Former Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has finally been appointed as the next coach of the German national team. Flick is set to take over for Germany after this summer’s European Championships, succeeding current coach Joachim Low. His contract runs until 2024 with an option to extend.
Flick has previously worked with DFB. He worked as Low’s assistant when Germany lifted the World Cup in Brazil. After taking the reins of the first team in Bayern Munich In 2019, Flick helped the club win a six-fold. It is a rare achievement as Bayern became the second team in Europe to win sixfold. Flick had two years left on his contract with Bayern, but decided to terminate the contract after lifting the Bundesliga title this season.
Despite the interest of Barcelona, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspurs, Flick decided to lead the German team after Euro 2020. After winning the World Cup in 2014, Low has struggled with the national team as he suffered an exit in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup. Germany’s results have been inconsistent in the Nations League. Ultimately, Low decided to call it a moment in this role after Euro 2020.
Flick is a very good quote for DFB. The German coach will work with the majority of Bayern players in the national configuration. His astute management of men has done wonders for Bayern’s young and old players. The DFB hopes to emulate similar success in World Cups and Euros.
Euro 2020 will be a tough test for Low. Germany is placed in what is regarded as the group of death alongside world champions France, defending European champions Portugal and Hungary. Germany will play France in their first match of the European Championship at the Allianz Arena. They have already announced their 26-man roster for the tournament. Thomas Muller and Mat Hummels have returned to the team after two years.