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Bayern Munich pursuing Joachim Löw’s former Die Mannschaft assistant manager

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Hans-Dieter Flick could take over for Peter Hermann alongside Niko Kovac .

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Per kicker, as captured by t-online.de, Bayern Munich are exploring the possibility of bringing in one of Joachim Löw’s former assistant managers from the German National Team to replace assistant coach Peter Hermann. Hans-Dieter Flick, also known as “Hansi Flick,” was Löw’s assistant from 2006 to 2014 and became the DFB’s sporting director after the 2014 World Cup win. Flick was also a Bayern midfielder for 5 years during his playing career from 1985-1990.

Hermann has already announced that he will leave Bayern after this season ends, but Kovac is still trying to convince him to stay for at least another season. Kovac will have to persuade Hermann to turn down an offer from FC Nürnberg to become their new technical director starting next season.

Last season, Jupp Heynckes had convinced Hermann to leave his post at Fortuna Düsseldorf to be his assistant manager for the remainder of the season, and Hermann was unsure whether or not he would stay and serve alongside Kovac. He also said that he would definitely retire at the age of 68, which he turns next March. If he holds true to his word, he has only one season left if he stays with Bayern.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Sport-Club Freiburg - Bundesliga
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 14: Hasan Salihamidzic of Bayern Muenchen , Assistent coach Peter Hermann of Bayern Muenchen and Head coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on October 14, 2017.
(Left to Right): Hasan Salihamidzic, Peter Hermann, and Jupp Heynckes.
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In addition to his tenure with Löw and Die Mannschaft, Flick has experience coaching in the Bundesliga. He managed TSG Hoffenheim from 2000 to 2005 and more recently served as their managing director from 2017 to 2018. If Hermann leaves, Flick could prove to be a perfect candidate to replace him, assuming Kovac and Bayern’s front office are all on board. Kovac already faces an uphill battle to convince Hermann to stay. Hence it seems that Flick is in pole position to assume the vacant role, especially given his extensive domestic experience in coaching and directorial roles.