Bayern Munich held their annual general meeting on Friday, a large portion of which was devoted to thanking Uli Hoeness for his time working for the club as he officially stepped down as president and Herbert Hainer was confirmed as his successor. Albeit an incredibly emotional, reflective occasion for Hoeness, Bayern’s board members, and the players and staff, there was also a positive light shed on the future for Bayern Munich. It was confirmed by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that Hansi Flick would continue on as manager of the club at least until the end of the hinrunde this winter (FCBayern.com).
After getting his interim tenure off to a winning start against both Olympiacos and Borussia Dortmund, Flick seems to have reinvigorated the squad since Niko Kovac’s departure and Bayern put forth quite arguably their best performance of the season in der Klassiker. Plenty of speculation has been floated around regarding just how long Flick would remain at his post as several managerial candidates have been linked with the club, but Rummenigge confirmed that Flick will be at the wheel until at least Christmas:
Last Saturday, Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidzic and I publicly announced that Hansi Flick is our head coach ‘until further notice.’ And since we don’t want to be asked every Saturday whether Hansi will be our head coach for the next match, I’ll tell you, dear members: ‘until further notice’ means Hansi Flick will bear responsibility in terms of sport at least until Christmas, and potentially beyond.
He went on to reiterate just how much everyone trusts Flick and how the players seem to respond very positively to him:
Flick has an impressive concept of training and tactics. His handling of the players is very good, and we like his pleasant demeanor. I’m telling you with absolute conviction: We trust Hansi Flick.