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Uli Hoeneß downplays Hansi Flick’s potential interest in Germany job and pushes for Thomas Müller

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Uli Hoeneß is starting off his career as a pundit in great fashion with some strong takes on a few hot topics surrounding Bayern Munich and the German national team.

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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.”