German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have handed coach Hansi Flick a new contract keeping him at the club until 2023, the club announced Friday. “Bayern are very happy with Hansi Flick’s work. The team has developed well under him and are playing attractive football,” said club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement.
Flick, a former assistant to Germany coach Joachim Loew, took the reins at Bayern in November after his predecessor Niko Kovac was sacked. Initially hired as an interim solution, the 55-year-old led Bayern from fourth back to the top of the table and was rewarded with a contract until the end of this season.
“Bayern is very satisfied with Hansi Flick’s work,” said Bayern’s chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “The team has had a very good development under him, plays attractive football which is reflected in results. We are the only club still competing in all three competitions.”
“His qualities as a person are convincing, he has empathy on his side. FC Bayern trust Hansi Flick, and we’re convinced we’ll continue to achieve our goals with him in the future,” he added.
Flick was a former Bayern player and played from 1985 to 1990. He won four German championship titles (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990), the DFB Cup (1986) and the Supercup (1987) with Bayern. He was also a 1987 European Champions’ Cup finalist.
After his superb a career he took his coaching license from the German Sport University Cologne, graduating as valedictorian in 2003. He started his coaching career at FC Victoria Bammental in the fourth division.
“I’m looking forward to taking on the upcoming tasks along with my staff and the team. The talks with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were very good and in a spirit of good faith. We’ve determined the direction for the upcoming years. I’m sure we can achieve a lot together,” Flick said.