Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß cannot see any reason that Hansi Flick would leave his job in Bavaria for a post with Germany’s national team.
“The German national team is not exactly the dream for all sleepless nights; I would never leave FC Bayern for that,” said Hoeneß as captured by Sport Bild’s Tobi Altschäffl in a series of tweets.
Flick, of course, became a hot topic this week when DFB director Oliver Bierhoff told Sport Bild that he “would be crazy” if excluded the possibility of the 55-year-old becoming manager of the German national team at some point in the near future.
That, of course, lit a fire under Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who was not happy with the implication that the DFB would make a pitch to his club’s manager.
While Hoeneß quickly dismissed the hub-bub surrounding Flick, he did offer his opinion on another key matter with the national team: The continued — and frankly silly — exclusion of Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller.
“I can only advise Jogi Löw to mark the name Thomas Müller in red in his notebook. In a tournament like this you need people in a good mood,” Hoeneß said while speaking about the upcoming European Championship. “In such a situation that we have at the moment, I would never do without Thomas.”