Hansi Flick enjoyed coaching “phenomenon” Thomas Muller at Bayern Munich
However, Muller remains as essential as ever to Bayern at 31 and has earned a recall to the Germany squad for Euro 2020.
According to Hansi Flick, Thomas Muller is a phenomenon player
Hansi Flick enjoyed coaching “phenomenon” Thomas Muller at Bayern Munich but was often left with the feeling that the World Cup winner annoyed him “on purpose”. However, Muller remains as essential as ever to Bayern at 31 and has earned a recall to the Germany squad for Euro 2020. He has been part of Bayern’s first squad for over ten years, with 581 appearances and 214 goals, with his worth, never lost on his teammates or coaches – despite boasting the ability to amaze and disappoint in equal measure. Flick, who will replace Joachim Low as Germany’s new coach, told Bayern’s official website about working with the player: “Thomas is a phenomenon for me.”
Muller means so much to the team and the club
“He doesn’t always get things right in the match, but he brings you significantly more moments of joy as a manager than moments when you are upset about him – for example, when he goes out to the corner when he shouldn’t, loses the ball and a counterattack emerges. Sometimes I almost have to laugh and feel like he does this on purpose to annoy me a little and get the adrenaline going again, but he means so much to the team and this club; there will never be someone like him again. What he has achieved in his career is unique. On Top of that, he is incredibly down to earth and a perfect guy.” Flick will not be working with Thomas Muller at club level next year, deciding to step down from his contract at Bayern.
Julian Nagelsmann will fill his shoes at Bayern Munich with a highly-rated 33-year-old set to fill the most demanding of all Bundesliga posts. Flick expects his successor to thrive with a star-studded lineup, saying: “I believe Julian Nagelsmann will have a lot of fun with this squad because they have great quality and great attitude. I wrote this to him too. They are a top squad, and they know what’s critical. You have to support them as a manager.”