The manager Hans-Dieter Flick took over the job as head coach of Bayern Munich temporarily in November of 2019 to replace Niko Kovac, who had been sacked in the meantime, and with the quality work he has showed since then, putting Bayern back on top, he is now rewarded with a contract renewal.
FROM INTERIM TO PERMANENT IN HALF A YEAR
Hans-Dieter Flick was, until about half a year ago, a complete stranger in the context of European football, but he grabbed the opportunity to lead the Bayern Munich first team with all his strengths. Since taking the helm at the Bavarian club, Flick has managed to regain the top spot in the Bundesliga and has even gotten four more points than the second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
In the German Cup, he remains unstoppable on the fight for the title, having already qualified for the semi-finals and in the Champions League he took a giant step forward by beating Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the 8th finals, being on a great position to advance onto the Quarter Finals.
Statistically speaking, on all competitions, his numbers are really proof of the great work he has done: 18 wins, 1 draw and just two defeats in 21 matches at the helm of a world colossus. 67 goals scored and only 14 conceded during that period on an average of more than three goals per match and less than one goal conceded every 90 minutes.
AN ENTIRELY FAIR REWARD
At a time when competitions are still stalled, it was quite natural for the club to make this announcement considering the excellent work the German coach had been doing so far. In a statement to the press, club manager Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spared no small amount of praise, saying: “Bayern are extremely pleased with the work done by Hans Flick.
The team has grown with him and is playing attractive football, which is also reflected in the results. We’re the only German club that’s still present in three competitions. In addition to the results and exhibition level, the club’s historical leader also left some praise for Hans-Dieter Flick’s human qualities and leadership –
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Faced with such recognition, it is natural that the 55-year-old manager feels flattered and highly motivated to justify the confidence and work to earn this contract renewal that will extend his stay at the club until 2023.
The fact that they also signed a three-year contract demonstrates the club’s confidence in the qualities of a coach who until a few months ago would have been a complete stranger to many, but the way in which he put Bayern back on the path to success has to be highlighted, as
the team did not exactly live up to an assertive moment under Niko Kovac.
MUCH TO GAIN BY THE END OF THE SEASON
Bayern were one of the best fit teams in Europe before the break and their 3-0 win over Chelsea in London was a true demonstration of the team’s excellent momentum, but will they be able to maintain that momentum when the competitions resume almost three months later?
That will be the main question for Bayern Munich’s coaching staff and squad, but the fact remains that the team is still in three competitions and has good prospects of lifting several trophies by the end of the football festivities in 2019/20.
Mejor porcentaje de victorias en todas las competencias en esta campaña:
– Thomas Tuchel: 84%
– Hans-Dieter Flick: 80%
– Jurgen Klopp: 75%
– Antonio Conte: 73%
– Pep Guardiola: 69%
– Zidane Zinedine: 56%
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With a place in the Champions League quarter-finals virtually assured, the hopes of a return to European titles are well in hand. In the German Cup, the idea is to renew the title they won last season when they ran over RB Leipzig 3-0 in the grand final.
And in the Bundesliga, the Bavarian club seems very well on track for a new German title in what would be its eighth consecutive conquest in a remarkable hegemony in German football.
Indeed, never before in the history of German football has a club had such a prolonged period of success in the Bundesliga, and that marks another milestone in the history of Bayern Munich. Since Jurgen Klopp left Borussia Dortmund, Bayern’s power has grown in German football and there does not seem to be a club capable of challenging that dominance right now.