Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick hints at replacing Germany boss Joachim Low this summer as he questions ‘how things will continue’ after club are dumped out of Champions League by PSG
- Bayern Munich were dumped out the Champions League by PSG on Tuesday
- There are now questions over Hansi Flick’s future at the German giants
- Flick has hinted that he wants to take over as Germany boss this summer
- He has been linked with the job since Low announced he’d be leaving the role
Hansi Flick has hinted that he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer in order to succeed Joachim Low as Germany manager.
The Bayern boss remained coy over his future after he watched his side get dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.
The 56-year-old has been linked with the Germany role ever since Joachim Low announced last month that he will be standing down after the Euros this summer and talk over his future at Bayern intensified after their European exit in Paris.
Hansi Flick has remained coy over his future at Bayern after they were dumped out of Europe
When asked about his future, Flick told Sky Germany: ‘I have a contract with FC Bayern, but I always think about what’s going to happen or how things will continue, whether everything is going well here and so on.
‘My family is behind me, no matter what my decision is, whether it is at the DFB.’
Cracks have began to appear at a club that usually oozes harmony, with tensions starting to show between Flick and and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
There is a power struggle with the pair unable to agree on how best to run the German juggernaut moving forward. However, Flick claims their relationship is manageable despite their indifferences.
Flick added: ‘My relationship with Salihamidzic is stable. Nothing will change that. He has his job, I have mine. I will keep doing as I have done all season, which is why everything is stable.’
Flick has hinted that he wants to succeed Joachim Low as Germany boss this summer
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic (left) and Flick are entrenched in a power struggle
BILD reported this week that there will be a showdown meeting between Flick, the Bayern board and Oliver Kahn this week about the former’s future.
However, the Bayern boss was dismissive of these talks following his Champions League exit.
‘I don’t have an appointment with the Bayern board,’ Flick added. ‘If Oliver (Kahn) wants to talk to me then he can gladly do it. I don’t know what he will want to talk about.’
BILD report that Kahn wants to see for himself how serious Flick is about becoming Germany’s new manager and whether or not he does wish to leave the Allianz Arena.
Flick has the backing of Rummenigge but Salihamidzic has the support of club president Herbert Hainer and supervisory board chairman Uli Hoeness.
Bayern completed the treble last term, where they won the Bundesliga at a canter by 13 points to record their 11th-straight league title, beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the German Cup final and edged past PSG 1-0 in the Champions League showpiece.
Flick is the heavy favourite to succeed outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low (right) as their next manager after the Euros – with the German having been his assistant for eight years
However, despite the success on the pitch the relationship between Flick and Salihamidzic began to fall apart last summer over their transfer policies.
Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus told Sky Germany after the second leg in Paris that he believed it was Flick’s last European game in charge of the club and that he will be taking over from Low this summer.
Matthaus said: ‘That was Hansi Flick’s last Champions League game as coach of Bayern. He is first choice at the DFB to succeed Joachim Low. He will accept the offer in the summer.’
Bayern were dumped out on the away goals rule after PSG had edged a thrilling first-leg clash 3-2 in Munich, which proved decisive after Bayern could only secure a 1-0 win at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.
Flick accepted his side had come up short, particularly in attack, and were left to count the cost of shortcomings from the first leg.
Bayern were dumped out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night
‘Normally my team has so much quality in the final third, but today they were lacking that final punch,’ Flick said in an interview with Sky Germany.
‘We have to accept that, even though we would have like a different outcome.
‘Given the first leg, with all our chances and the ones we gave away, without the third goal, we would be through.
‘You saw how dangerous they are in attack. As a fair loser, I would like to congratulate them.’