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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Hansi Flick: we will make a decision in the winter

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During a Christmas fanclub party in Eggerding, Austria, Rummenigge answered questions on the coaching situation, the Allianz Area, and Financial Fair Play.

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While attending a fan club Christmas Party in Eggerding, Austria, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that Bayern Munich would make a decision on the future of Hansi Flick and the head coach search over the winter break.

I’m convinced that Hansi is doing well. We are playing a much better kind of football than a few weeks ago. And that is thanks to Hansi Flick. We will sit down after the last game on December 21 and discuss what happens next.

The Chairman voiced his disappointment of Bayern’s defeat against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena and also appreciated the style of place under Flick and its importance going forward.

The loss against was totally unlucky. There are games when the goal seems to be nailed shut. But I know from experience: the quality of play is the most important thing.

Rummenigge spent more than one hour answering questions ranging from the coaching situation to Financial Fair Play and the possible expansion of the Allianz Arena.

“We were pushed into a partnership by the city of Munich at the time,” Rummenigge stated in relation to the Allianz Arena and cooperation with TSV 1860 Munich. The chairman explained that Franz Beckenbauer would have liked to built the arena to a capacity of 100,000. However, that wasn’t possible because 1860 Munich was unable to afford such a capacity. Rummenigge would like the Allianz Arena to be such a size, but he also understands the reality of the situation. “I’d like to do it, but we’d never, ever get it approved.”

In relation to Financial Fair Play, Rummenigge believes in and emphasizes its importance for football and the need for consequences for breaking the rules.

With respect to the size of our revenue, we are not all that far off Real Madrid and Barcelona. But there is a simple solution — and that is Financial Fair Play.

Penalties must be known. Whenever someone violates Financial Fair Play, there have to be consequences and penalties for him that hurt.