Former assistant to Joachim Low and recent Bayern coach Hans-Dieter Flick has been announced as the new coach of Germany following the Euro 2020 tournament. It is not a secret following Low’s resignation that the DFB wanted his former assistant to take over. The pair won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil together.
Hansi Flick went on to lead the DFB, work as an assistant at Die Rekordmeister before finishing as head coach. He succeeded Niko Kovac in November 2019 and led Bayern to 6 titles in his 2 seasons at the club including the UEFA Champions League. The 56-year-old decided to leave Bayern Munich following a strained relationship with Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidžić.
Flick said: “It all went surprisingly quickly for me with the signature, but I am very happy to be able to work as national coach from autumn onwards. The season has just ended and the two years at Bayern Munich will help. The team spirit and the attitude of the players were outstanding, and I’ll take a lot with me that will continue to shape my work. I’m really looking forward to it because I can see the great quality of the players, especially the young players in Germany.”