Could the best goalie in World Cup history be headed to Bayern Munich?

Could the best goalie in World Cup history be headed to Bayern Munich?

“Bayern Munich are pushing for the return of Hanji Flick,” Germany’s Sky Sports reported on Nov. 11 (ET).

The Bavarians added world-class players in both attack and defense when they signed Kim Min-Jae and Harry Kane for the 2023-2024 season. Thomas Tuchel, who took over midway through last season, was looking to lead Bayern Munich to a 12th consecutive title.

He failed. Unexpectedly, the team lost the league title early to Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who went on a ‘record-breaking unbeaten run’.

They were eliminated early from the league as well as the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal. Munich lost 0-3 to RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup and were eliminated in the Pokal with a 1-2 loss to third-tier club 1. FC Saarbrücken.

In the UEFA Champions League, 바카라사이트 the only trophy they were still in contention for, they lost to Real Madrid in the semifinals, confirming their absence this season.

It’s been 11 years since they’ve been in the competition.

On February 21, Munich announced on the club’s official website that “Thomas Tuchel will stay with the club until this summer. His contract runs until June 2025. However, we have mutually agreed to terminate the contract in June 2024,” the club announced.

The club needs to find a coach for next season immediately, but the search is proving to be a difficult one.

Munich approached Ralf Rangnick, who is familiar with all aspects of German soccer, but negotiations failed. The Austrian Football Association (OFB) announced on its official website on February 2: “Ralf Rangnick remains the head coach of the Austrian national team! He has made his decision. Löw will remain at the helm of the national team after UEFA Euro 2024,” the OFB officially announced.

It’s a headache for Munich. Losing Lang, whom they thought was their last resort, has thrown their plans into a tailspin. Who will be at the helm next season is still in the fog. Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso and Julian Nagelsmann were both in the running for the Germany national team job, but both failed.

Munich, who were particularly keen on Nagelsmann’s return, were thrown into a “panic” when the German Football Association extended his contract through the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.

As a result, the Bavarians are targeting Hanji Flick. In addition, Bayern Munich and German national team legend Miroslav Klose could join the team as coach.

Flick joined Munich’s staff in July 2019 when Niko Kovac took over as head coach. Four months later, Flick took over as acting head coach in November 2019 when Kovac was sacked mid-season due to poor results.

That season, Flick won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and UEFA Champions League, completing a triple.

Klose, who has also played for Munich and SS Lazio, has 137 caps for the German national team, scoring 71 goals, most notably at the 2006 World Cup, where he was the top scorer.

Sky Sports reported, “Munich are pushing for Flick’s return as coach, according to our sources. They have opened talks with Flick. Flick lifted a total of seven trophies in the nearly two years he was in charge of Munich. He won the treble in his debut season and the league title in his second year, as well as the Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and German Super Cup.”

“Flick is ready, too. Munich have been frustrated in their search for a manager after numerous rejections and are now keen to bring back their record-breaking coach. 메이저 토토사이트 Flick is already in talks with Munich,” explaining that the club and the coach are already in concrete talks.

“Flick is ready to join Munich and he could end the club’s long ‘managerial search’,” the outlet added.

Sky Sports added: “Nothing has been finalized regarding the head coach. However, there is an opinion that Klose should be Flick’s partner and former goalkeeping coach Tony Tapalovic is also part of the plan.”

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