Germany’s national team has appointed Hansi Flick as their new head coach following the departure of Joachim Low. Flick, who previously managed Bayern Munich, will take charge after the conclusion of this summer’s European Championship.
The 56-year-old is no stranger to success, having guided Bayern Munich to a historic treble in the 2019-2020 season. Under Flick’s leadership, Bayern won the Bundesliga title, the DFB-Pokal, and the UEFA Champions League.
Flick’s appointment comes after Low announced his decision to step down as Germany’s head coach after the European Championship. Low has been in charge of the national team since 2006 and led them to victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Germany’s football association, the DFB, believes that Flick is the perfect candidate to lead the national team into the future. Oliver Bierhoff, the DFB’s director, stated that Flick’s experience and success at both club and international level made him the ideal choice for the role.
Flick himself expressed his excitement and honor at being given the opportunity to coach the German national team. He acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead but emphasized his belief in the potential of the squad.
One of Flick’s immediate goals will be to prepare the team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Germany is set to face Liechtenstein, Armenia, and Iceland in their quest to secure a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Flick will also have the responsibility of overseeing the development of young talents and ensuring a smooth transition from the previous generation of players. The national team has a rich history of success, and Flick will be expected to continue that tradition.
The appointment of Flick has received positive reactions from players and coaches alike. Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller praised Flick’s tactical acumen and ability to bring out the best in his players. Former Germany international Per Mertesacker also expressed his confidence in Flick’s ability to lead the national team.
With Flick at the helm, Germany will be aiming to reclaim their status as one of the world’s top footballing nations. The team’s success under Low, including reaching the semi-finals of the European Championship and the World Cup, has set high expectations for Flick’s tenure.
As the new head coach, Flick will have the opportunity to leave his mark on German football and continue the legacy of success that the national team has enjoyed in recent years.