Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that Hansi Flick wouldn’t be replacing Joachim Low
Hansi Flick is less than two years in his managerial career, but after winning a historic sextuple with Bayern Munich, he has become one of the best candidates for the job.
Flick stays at his job at Bayern
Bayern Munich’s general manager Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that Hansi Flick wouldn’t be replacing Joachim Low as the German national team manager. Low is set to step back from his position after Euro 2020, completing the successful 15-year tenure that brought World Cup glory in 2014. Hansi Flick is less than two years in his managerial career. But after winning a historic sextuple with Bayern Munich, he has become one of the best candidates for the job. Speaking after Bayern beat Stuttgart 4-1 to go four points at the top of the Bundesliga, Rummenigge told reporters: “I told Flick we were thrilled with him. We’re well advised to finish what we have agreed in the deal. I told Flick that in no uncertain terms.”
Klopp and Nagelsmann are also staying with their current clubs
Flick’s contract with Bayern Munich runs until 2023, and Rummenigge admits that the coach staying in his position has nothing to do with probability. It’s a fact”. He also said that the German FA doesn’t want to talk to a coach who is already under a contract. “DFB President Fritz Keller confirmed that to me in a phone call this week,” added Rummenigge. If true, this will also exclude the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann from the run. While Flick, Klopp, and Nagelsmann were the most prominent names associated with the job, none of the three seem to take on a role at this stage. Both Klopp and Nagelsmann have announced their intentions to stay with their current clubs for the foreseeable future.
The current favourite is Ralf Rangnick, the experienced former Leipzig and Schalke coach who has recently been head of sport and development at all Red Bull clubs. Rangnick also held talks with Schalke to return to the club as sporting director.