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Name Hansi Flick
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Football Coach
Desc Flick has generally favoured the 4-2-3-1 since his appointment, with a combination of Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka and Philippe Coutinho generally occupying the ‘number 10’ role behind the striker. But with the reinvigorated Muller now 30 and Goretzka only showing mere flashes of his supreme talent, this is an area Bayern will undoubtedly target in the next window. The fluid, interchanging nature of Bayern’s attacking midfielders means Die Roten should be looking at a player who is not only spatially aware but is also comfortable at drifting into wide areas and capable of making the final pass from a variety of zones on the pitch

Affiliation

Org xxxx National Team
Club as Coach Bayern Munich [interim]
Club as Player Bayern Munich
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2019 11 05 Retrieve

[Flick says I took Bayern job out of loyalty] It happened very quickly. It was clear that I would step in out of loyalty to the club, but it’s a huge challenge for me. I want to talk to all the players and tell them again what they are capable of and what they do, and I want the team to take initiative and show their quality. We have to focus on what’s ahead. I’m really happy that we’ve been able to bring [new assistant] Hermann Gerland on board. The team hold him in very high regard

[But Flick says he expects a stubborn display from Wednesday’s opponents] They have shown in Piraeus that they are very defensively strong and very compact, they have good wing play and a lot of good individuals

2019 11 11 Retrieve

[After seeing Lewandowski produce another talismanic performance in a 4-0 destruction of Dortmund] He is the best striker in the world and it is crazy the way he performs for us. He is an absolute role model

2019 11 27 Retrieve

[Bayern have won all four games under interim coach Hansi Flick, conceding zero goals in the process and scoring 16 – seven of which were by Lewandowski] Robert is currently in top form. He works incredibly professionally, always puts in extra work and has been rewarded for it again

2019 12 22 Retrieve

[Flick to remain in charge of Bayern Munich for rest of 2019-20 season] I really enjoy working with the team and the coaching team. We have achieved a good starting position for the second half of the season in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League. Now we’re recharging our batteries, and we’ll prepare ourselves intensively for the second half of the season at the training camp. sThen we’ll try to achieve as many victories and titles as possible

2020 02 04 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich’s interim manager Hans Flick has confirmed that Ivan Perisic will be sidelined for ‘at least four weeks’ after sustaining an injury in training] He has a fracture at the outside of his ankle. It will take at least four weeks until it is healed and only then he will be able to start with building up training again

2020 03 04 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick gave reasons for selecting 18-year-old Zirkzee ahead of Lewandowski against Hoffenheim] Things worked really well in the Chelsea game, so I wanted to change things as little as possible in the team. By doing that, the understanding [between the players] and automations are still there. Joshua’s trained well, and he’s showed in training that he’s got good quality and is a good finisher. He can hold the ball up well and has the physicality to do so, which is important when things are tight up top. So that was our thinking, to make a like-for-like replacement [for Lewandowski]. It was good

2020 03 29 Retrieve

[Hansi Flick unwilling to discuss Bayern Munich contract during coronavirus crisis] There are more important things than my future right now. I do believe that the season will continue. I’m thinking positively. Although we will not start before May and we may have to play matches without an audience. Bayern is viewed differently. We would do well to act as a role model

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[Flick named permanent Bayern Munich manager with contract until 2023] I am looking forward to the upcoming tasks together with my coaching staff and the team. The conversations with Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were very good and characterized by great mutual trust. Together we have defined the direction for the coming years. I am sure that we can achieve a lot together

2020 04 07 Retrieve

[Hansi Flick is hoping to see Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng follow his lead by committing to extended stays at Bayern Munich] We are all happy with [Jerome Boateng] his development. We can support him as a coaching team, but it always depends on what he offers. In this regard, his development has been very positive. We will do everything possible to do the contract if he decides to stay here. He has had our support so far and will continue to do so in the future

[He added on the others who are approaching the final 12 months of their current deals] These are also decisions that every player has to decide for themselves. In the past weeks and months, I have already explained how important Manuel Neuer, David Alaba or Thiago are to us. They have undergone enormous developments over the past six months and were real top performers. The club also noticed that and I hope that it goes in the right direction

[Flick said of an important figure in his plans] I have known Manuel for so long. We get along well, we appreciate each other very much. It is his decision, he also knows what he has at Bayern. Not just me, the whole club would be happy if he would extend

[Muller is also locked down for the next three years, with Flick delighted to see an agreement reached there] I’m glad that Thomas has extended. Of course I’m also happy about my extension, so that we can work the next few years with the entire coaching team.

[Flick is calling the shots at the Allianz Arena and will get the final say on any transfer business completed by Bayern both in and out over the coming months. On that privilege] A right of veto is quite normal, that was also the case with the coaches who were here before me. Of course, we are currently also discussing team planning together. But that’s internal - as it should be. We have to wait and see what happens next.

2020 04 23 Retrieve

[Head coach Flick considers Neuer a key part of the Bayern side] Manuel Neuer is clearly our number one, nothing will change in the coming season. Alexander Nubel knows that

Alexander Nubel will have the same trust and the same appreciation as all other goalkeepers and players in our team. We want to develop him further, but it is also clear that performance is what counts at Bayern. And Sven Ulreich is doing really well at the moment

2020 04 29 Retrieve

[Flick well aware of lofty expectations at Allianz Arena] At FC Bayern, the double is basically mandatory and everyone longs for the treble. You always have to aspire to constantly improve and get the most out of your dispositions or skills. I don’t exempt myself from that. Of course, in the end it’s about titles, [but] today, winning alone is not enough. But I can fully identify with the fact that Bayern have the ambition to inspire their fans beyond 1-0.

When I see Serge Gnabry scoring two goals against Chelsea, my heart is pounding. The whole way the team works on the pitch embodies it – that’s exactly what I did as a player, I always enjoyed putting myself at the service of the team, and that’s also very style-defining in my work as a coach

Flick accepts he cannot inspire success on his own, however, explaining how he tries to work with coaches who can help him in specific areas. I always try to get people on my team who are better than me in certain things. That can cause friction, but they also lead to further development.

Why shouldn’t I involve my employees, my closest confidants, in the processes? I want to get an idea – opinions are required, and in a team, everyone is equally important. That’s how I tick, that’s how we do here. You only have success together