Bundesliga: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge dismisses talks of supervisor Hansi Flick’s departure

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge dismisses talks of supervisor Hansi Flick’s departure

Flick, 56, has been named among the many favourites to take over from departing Germany boss Loew when the 61-year-old ends a 15-year spell accountable for the nationwide group after this summer time’s European Championships.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge dismisses talks of manager Hansi Flick’s departure

Hansi Flick was Loew’s assistant coach when Germany gained the World Cup in 2014, earlier than serving as German FA (DFB) sporting director between 2014 and 2017. AFP

Berlin: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge informed German media on Sunday he had made it “unmistakably clear” to Hansi Flick that the coach wouldn’t be free of his contract to succeed Joachim Loew accountable for Germany.

“This has nothing to do with likelihood, it is a truth,” mentioned Rummenigge in an interview with Welt am Sonntag newspaper, when requested whether or not Flick would keep past the tip of the season.

Flick, 56, has been named among the many favourites to take over from departing Germany boss Loew when the 61-year-old ends a 15-year spell accountable for the nationwide group after this summer time’s European Championships.

The Bayern coach was Loew’s assistant coach when Germany gained the World Cup in 2014, earlier than serving as German FA (DFB) sporting director between 2014 and 2017.

But on Sunday, Rummenigge mentioned that the DFB had assured him they might not make a suggestion to lure the Bayern coach again into the nationwide group set-up.

“DFB president Fritz Keller confirmed that to me once more in a cellphone name,” mentioned the Bayern CEO, including that he anticipated Flick to see out his contract, which runs till 2023.

“I informed Hansi that we’re very pleased with him, and that we might be effectively suggested to fulfil our contractual settlement. I made that unmistakably clear,” mentioned Rummenigge.

Bayern are eager to carry onto Flick, who took over with the membership in disaster in 2019 and led them to a league, cup and Champions League treble in his first season in cost.

But, especulation over his future has been fuelled in latest weeks by tensions between Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Flick spoke publicly in regards to the variations between the pair, earlier than lastly apologising a number of days in the past for some harsh phrases spoken to his sporting director on the group bus, which had been leaked to the press.

Rummenigge sought to minimize the spat on Sunday, likening it to latest tensions contained in the British royal household over an interview with Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle.

“I name it household affairs, and we have now to watch out to not be even worse than the royal household in England,” joked the Bayern CEO.

“Bayern is a giant household, and issues that occur contained in the household ought to keep contained in the household,” he added.

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