Hansi Flick confirms that the process to replace Joachim Low as Germany national team coach has started

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The outgoing manager of Bayern Munich, Hansi Flick has confirmed that the process to replace the outgoing head coach of the German national team, Joachim Low has commenced and an announcement might be made soon.

Earlier in the year, Joachim Low informed the German Football Association (DFB) that he would step down as the coach of the national team after the forthcoming European championship which will commence in June this year.

Though no concrete reason was given for his decision to step down after the European competition, it is believed that the 61-year-old German tactician decided to leave the national team due to inconsistency in the performance of his team since the 2018 FIFA World Cup where the team crashed out of the competition in the group stage.

Weeks after Joachim Low announced his resignation, Hansi Flick also announced that he has stepped down as the manager of Bayern Munich. The resignation of the 56-year-old tactician will take effect at the end of the 2020-2021 season.

Though there was no official reason for his resignation, it was reported that he resigned due to a power struggle between him and the sporting director of Bayern Munich, Hasan Salihamidžić.

There was also speculation that he reigned to replace Joachim Low when he officially ceases to be the head coach of the German national team in July.

In a press conference ahead of Bayern Munich’s last Bundesliga game which is against Augsburg at 14:30 today, May 22, Hansi Flick confirmed that he has started talking to DFB about his potential appointment as the head coach of Germany.

Hansi Flick has already helped Bayern Munich to win this season’s German Bundesliga title with 75 points in 33 games which made it 7 major titles as the coach of the club since 2019.

If he is made the head coach of the German national team, it would not be new terrain for him since he acted as the assistant coach to Joachim Low when the German national team won the world cup in 2016.

Hansi Flick and Joachim Low with their World Cup medal in 2016.
Hansi Flick and Joachim Low with their World Cup medal in 2016.

“It is won’t always is: I don’t comment on any requests I might get,” Flick said on Friday, May 21.

“But this much is clear: I have spoken with the DFB. That’s what I can tell you. And everyone knows how I feel about the national squad.

“But there are things that have to be managed. Right now it is about details. And when everything is done, there might be a quick announcement.

“At the moment, however, I’ve put my focus on Augsburg.”

When Hansi Flick leaves Bayern Munich at the end of the season, he would be replaced by the 33-year-old coach of RB Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann who has signed a five-year deal with Bayern worth €25 million.