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Bayern Munich agree to two-year deal with Hansi Flick

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A replacement for Peter Herrmann on Niko Kovac’s coaching staff has been found in Hansi Flick.

FUERTH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 07: Hansi Flick looks on during the U21 International friendly match between Germany and Mexico at Sportpark Ronhof on September 7, 2018 in Fuerth, Germany.
Hansi Flick looks on during the U21 International friendly match between Germany and Mexico at Sportpark Ronhof on September 7, 2018 in Fuerth, Germany.
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This summer, Bayern Munich’s roster will not be the only focus of change. The coaching staff will also see a new face. Peter Herrmann, who was brought from Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2017 when the club appointed Jupp Heynckes, left the club to become the new technical director of FC Nürnberg.

Now, according to Kicker, Bayern has found the replacement for Herrmann in Hansi Flick. Flick reportedly signed a two-year contract. He is best known as Joachim Löw’s assistant manager from 2006 to 2014, helping Germany win the World Cup in Brazil. After the World Cup, Flick signed a five-year contract to take the position of sporting director for the DFB. He stepped down from that role, however, in January 2017 and joined Hoffenheim’s front office as Geschäftsführer — something akin to “general manager” or “managing director” — in July. Only eight months later, however, Flick was dismissed. Like the nature of his role, it remained unclear why Hoffenheim had signed him to begin with.

Flick will join Bayern before the preseason preparations begin. Löw often praised him for his work and described him as an absolute expert. Löw said,

Hansi has enormous qualities, both football-related and with people. He has a good nature and was always highly accepted by players and coaches.

From 1985 to 1990 Flick played as a defensive midfielder for Bayern Munich. He played in 104 Bundesliga games, scoring 5 goals.