Bundesliga coaching carousel continues as Hansi Flick decides to leave Bayern Munich

Hansi Flick (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Hansi Flick (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Hansi Flick has announced that he wants to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, just days after the club’s exit from the UEFA Champions League. The decision means that Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen will now all have new head coaches going into next season.

"Speaking after Bayern Munich’s 3-2 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday, Flick said: “I told the team today that I informed the club during the week after the game in Paris that I would like to terminate my contract at the end of the season.”“The future is absolutely not clear. There have been no discussions regarding that. Obviously the [German] FA is an option which every coach has to think about. But this is independent of that. I decided to take this step.”"

Flick’s announcement comes after weeks of rumours linking him with the Germany National Team job. It has also been widely reported that the 56 year old’s relationship with Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has become strained. And it may have also contributed to his decision to leave the club.

Joachim Löw is set to step down as Germany head coach at the end of the European Championships, and Flick is now the favourite to replace him in the summer, provided the Bayern bosses comply with his request to leave.

RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann will likely be Bayern’s number one candidate to replace Flick in the summer. But it remains to be seen if Leipzig would be willing to let him leave at the end of the season.

Several Bundesliga teams have already announced coaching changes ahead of next season. Marco Rose will take over at Borussia Dortmund in the summer, while Adi Hütter will make the switch from Eintracht Frankfurt to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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The coaching carousel is set to continue in the coming weeks, as Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hertha Berlin and possibly even RB Leipzig decide on who their coaches will be next season.