Flick mulls future after Bayern Munich exit Champions League

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has actually confessed he is considering his future after the holders were knocked out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayern’s 1-0 return-leg win in Paris on Tuesday was insufficient to reverse recently’s 3-2 first-leg defeat in Munich as PSG moved into the semi-finals on away objectives at the Germans’ cost.

“Everyone understands that I am thinking about my future,” Flick informed Sky after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s objective versus his previous club showed inadequate at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

Flick has actually been under obvious stress in current weeks with stress running high in between him and Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.

The 56-year-old Flick has actually likewise been tipped to end up being Germany’s next head coach when Joachim Loew steps down after the Euro 2020 finals this summer season.

In the meantime, Flick, whose Bayern agreement runs up until 2023, states he “first wants to process the elimination” and “assess the situation. I also have my own ideas.”

Eventually, a PSG side boasting the skill of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe was too helpful for a diminished Bayern group missing out on hurt leading scorer Robert Lewandowksi.

Under Flick, Bayern won all 6 titles offered in the last 12 months, beating PSG in last season’s Champions League last in Lisbon.

Nevertheless, removal from both the Champions League and German Cup suggests just the Bundesliga is still in play with leaders Bayern 5 points clear and on course to win the German league for the ninth straight year.

Flick hinted he is dissatisfied with the scenario at Bayern: “My family, no matter what I would do, would always support me… what matters to them is that I enjoy my job”.

Clarify talks are prepared in Munich in between Flick and Bayern board member Oliver Kahn.

No date has actually been set, “but I have time. If he (Kahn) feels like chatting with me, he’s welcome to do so,” Flick included.

Prior to kick-off in Paris, Flick aspired to soft-pedal his fight with Salihamidzic.

“This is not about ‘Brazzo’ (Salihamidzic) or me, it’s about the club. He does his job, I do mine,” stated Flick.

“We are concentrating on what is important for the club,” he included, firmly insisting “there is always too much being read into” the relationship in between the set.

– Flick’s last Champions League video game? –

Nevertheless, previous Bayern captain Lothar Matthaeus anticipates Flick to leave at the end of the season.

“That was Hansi Flick’s last Champions League game as coach of FC Bayern,” Matthaeus stated in his function as a Sky expert after the video game.

He is persuaded Flick has actually currently spoken with the German Football Association (DFB) about changing Loew as head coach of the nationwide side.

Matthaeus, 60, who captained West Germany to the 1990 World Cup title, declared RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is being lined up to change Flick.

“Bayern Munich have already had a bit of a chat with Nagelsmann,” Matthaeus included.

Flick has actually plainly grown disappointed with Salihamidzic, his instant employer, over recruitment.

Salihamidzic has actually stated 32-year-old Jerome Boateng will not be provided an agreement extension for next season, while Flick has actually made it clear he wished to keep the skilled centre-back.

Flick’s predecessor Niko Kovac, now training French side Monaco, can sympathise with Flick.

“You want to be involved in squad planning,” Kovac informed publication Sport Bild. “We all know how it works in Munich” where Salihamidzic, not Flick, supervises of recruitment.

With their imagine protecting the Champions League now dispatched, Flick states winning the Bundesliga is “our minimum goal and not a consolation prize”.

The group needs to reject the frustration and concentrate on winning on Saturday at Wolfsburg, who are 3rd in the Bundesliga table. “We have to function again,” stated a glum-faced Flick.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.