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Germany’s next boss? Hansi Flick announces intention to depart Bayern Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 15: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Hansi Flick of Bayern Muenchen gestures during the DFB Cup first round match between 1. FC Dueren and FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on October 15, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

 

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick this evening confirmed his plans to step down as the manager of Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Musiala shining

Flick and co. were back in action a short time ago.

The Bavarians made the trip to the Volkswagen Arena, for a Bundesliga showdown with high-flying Wolfsburg.

Bayern of course headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, after seeing their hopes of retaining the Champions League go up in smoke during the week, at the hands of PSG.

And, when all was said and done, bounce back is precisely what the German heavyweights managed.

A thrilling 90 minutes of action eventually saw the visitors emerge on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline, to open their advantage atop the Bundesliga table to a full seven points.

Youngster Jamal Musiala proved the star of the show, bagging a brace either side of Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s finish to send Bayern well on their way to a 9th-straight league title:

Flick headed for the exit door

As outlined above, however, on a positive day all told for the Bavarian giants, the mood in the club’s dressing room this evening is nevertheless likely one of a sombre nature.

This comes after manager Hansi Flick, who guided Bayern to a historic treble less than 12 months ago, announced his intention to move on in the summer.

Speaking during a post-match interview on Saturday, the German revealed to the waiting media that he had informed his players of his plans to terminate his contract come the conclusion of the campaign:

Flick’s announcement of course comes as speculation continues to swirl around the German national team’s bench.

Jogi Low’s post-European Championship departure has already been confirmed, with the Bayern boss having been hotly tipped as a potential replacement for his fellow countryman.

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.