Outgoing Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick will succeed his former boss Joachim Loew within the Germany dugout after Euro 2020, the German Soccer Affiliation introduced on Tuesday.
“It’s all gone surprisingly rapidly, however I’m very joyful to be Germany coach from the autumn,” stated Flick, 56, after signing a three-year contract to succeed Loew.
“I’m vastly excited, as a result of I see the category of gamers, and particularly younger gamers, which we’ve got in Germany.”
Flick, who was assistant coach to Loew when Germany gained the 2014 World Cup, has lengthy been the favorite to take over from Loew, who will go away the job after 15 years in cost later this 12 months.
“He was prime of my want listing from the very begin,” stated nationwide crew director Oliver Bierhoff.
Flick, who additionally labored as DFB sporting director between 2014 and 2017, has made a reputation for himself as one in every of Europe’s prime coaches in two glittering years at perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
After taking up from predecessor Niko Kovac with the membership in a mid-season disaster, he led Bayern to solely their second ever treble in 2020.
The next 12 months, he led the membership to a ninth successive Bundesliga title.
But after a feud with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic over recruitment, Flick requested for his contract to be terminated prematurely on the finish of the season.
He will likely be succeeded on the Bayern bench by 33-year-old teaching prodigy Julian Nagelsmann, who joins the Bavarians from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig subsequent season.