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Hansi Flick acknowledges Joachim Löw’s impact on German national team football

Joachim Löw to be honored by the DFB.

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Former Bayern Munich boss and current Germany manager Hansi Flick spent a chunk of his career being a close coaching confidant of Joachim Löw.

When Löw stepped down, it was only natural that Flick would step in and take the reins. Through all of that experience, Flick was quick to acknowledge just how impactful Löw has been on German football.

Flick: He gave German football an idea that has received a lot of recognition worldwide over the years. He was the architect,” Flick told the DFB website. “He’s the best national coach we’ve had. We want to say goodbye to him with a football festival. He deserves that.

Question: What did you learn from him for your coaching career?

Flick: My life would have been different if he hadn’t called me back then. That was a so-called game changer, for which I am very grateful. He always had great confidence in his team. He always gave me my freedom too. With all the pressure he was under, he was always sovereign.

Löw will be honored prior to Germany’s match against Liechtenstein in Wolfsburg.