Bayern boss reframes his coach: “We must be careful not to do worse than the royal family of England”
Hansi Flick is cited to take the head of the national team, but the German champion club does not intend to let his coach leave.
LBayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Sunday that he had made it clear to his coach Hansi Flick that he would not release him to become national coach, and called for a return to calm after internal tensions with the manager athletic.
Since Joachim Löw announced that he would leave his post at the head of the Mannschaft at the end of the Euro (June 11 – July 11), Hansi Flick, who was his deputy between 2006 and 2014, leaves room for doubt. on his intentions by refusing to rule out leaving the Bavarian club before the end of his contract in 2023.
Faced with the turmoil that this situation causes internally within the winner of the last Champions League, Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Sunday that his coach’s departure this summer was ruled out.
“It is not a probability, it is a fact”, he launched Sunday in the daily Die Welt.
“We have every interest in going through with what we have contractually decided” with Hansi Flick, appointed in November 2019, and “I told him unequivocally” during an interview, added the strong man of the Bavarian club , stressing that the interested party had taken note “in a professional manner” of this point.
It is not however sure that the chapter is for all that definitively closed because, moreover, Hansi Flick, in spite of the successes of the club (6 titles during the last season), maintains conflicting relations with its sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic. The two men clash over Bayern’s recruitment policy.
On this point too, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge urged a return to calm.
“This is what I would call family matters and, from this point of view, we must be careful not to do worse than the royal family of England,” he said, in a alluding to the recent tensions among the Windsors after the interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
Hansi Flick has publicly displayed these dissensions in recent weeks, before finally a few days ago to apologize for very harsh words to his sporting director on the team bus, which had leaked into the press.
He said he had an interview with Hasan Salihamidzic on Wednesday to settle the differences and assured that he now wanted to look forward, without completely convincing the German media.