Germany’s legendary manager, Joachim Low has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role of the national team’s head coach after Euro 2020. The manager has been one of Germany’s most successful appointments and his career highlight has to be the 2014 FIFA World Cup win in Brazil. His announcement caused the footballing world to speculate on who will become the next coach of the great nation and one person came into everyone’s mind, Hansi Flick. The Bayern Munich coach seemed perfect for the job however, Bayern’s CEO has confirmed that Flick will not leave the club to manage the national team.
Low is one of the greatest international managers of all time without a doubt. His achievements cannot be looked past however, the German side has been failing quite spectacularly in the past few years. Their semi-final defeat in the Euros 2016 was a bit disappointing however, the result was respectable considering the players France boasted. However, the performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup was absolutely disastrous. The defending champions could not even get out of the group stage and it was a big shock for the entire world especially due to their dominance in the previous World Cup.
Bayern Munich Chairman says that Flick will not replace Low.
Their recent 6-0 thrashing against Spain in the UEFA Nations League showed us that there is something wrong with the current German team. They are no longer a powerhouse that they used to be in the previous decade and they might even fall off completely if things do not change. Thus they need a good coach to fix the problems in the team as the team still boasts one of the strongest squads in the world. Flick’s sextuple-winning season made him the main target for Germany. However, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that the coach will remain with the Champions League winners till the end of his contract. In an interview with Welt am Sonntag, the CEO said,
I told [Flick] that we are very satisfied with him. We are well advised to finish what we have agreed in the contract. I told Hansi that in no uncertain terms.”
Rummenigge also said that the president of the German FA has confirmed that they will not talk with any coach who is already managing a club and has an active contract. That means Hansi Flick can be ruled out as Low’s potential replacement. Jurgen Klopp who had been linked with the job can also be ruled out. It is a very high-profile job and thus we must wait and see who the German FA deems as capable enough of running the team, only time will tell.
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