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Chris Richards has impressed Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick

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Alabama native Chris Richards continues to make great strides with Bayern Munich.

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Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards is one of many impressive youngsters battling for time on the club’s roster.

Every time that Richards has taken the field, he has done his job in an exemplary fashion...and people are noticing, namely Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.

In an interview with Sport1, Flick offered some brief, but extremely supportive words on the Alabama native’s play so far this season. Flick noted that Richards “does his job very well” because he is “very calm and always present against his man.”

While that might not sound like a lot, it surely is coming from a man who piloted Bayern Munich to a treble last season — and also was an assistant coach on the 2014 World Cup-winning Germany side.

So far this season, Richards has appeared in seven games for Bayern Munich’s first-team and has an assist in 230 minutes. Richards has also made four appearances for Bayern Munich II in 3. Liga, where he has an assist in 360 minutes of game time.

With so much uncertainty regarding the futures of both David Alaba and Jerome Boateng in Bavaria, Richards could be aligning himself nicely for a more consistent and impactful role with the squad in the near future.