When Joachim Löw announced that he would be stepping down from his post as manager of the German national team earlier this week, Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick started to see his name tossed into the ring as a leading candidate to replace Löw.
At his press conferences today, Flick addressed the rumors head-on:
Hansi #Flick on the national team: "I have a contract until 2023 and want to be successful and win titles with Bayern München. It's not the time to speculate about my future."#FCBayern pic.twitter.com/qy7lyQcNSm— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 12, 2021
For a deeper context into the quote and how Flick broached the subject with the media, @iMiaSanMia captured the full statement:
Hansi Flick on the speculation around him and the DFB. pic.twitter.com/no1ukpdaFb— Sextuple winners (@iMiaSanMia) March 12, 2021
Instead of outwardly denying that he would have interest in the Bundestrainer position, Flick talked more about how he enjoys his club, his staff, and the players he gets to work with daily. Flick also refused to speculate about what the future might hold.
Ah...but without outright saying he will not be the next manager for Germany, the reports are going to start to flow. Sport Bild’s Christian Falk tweeted that Flick “does not rule out that he wants to be German national coach in the summer!”
Falk, of course, hammered home the point with his typical “TRUE” flexxx.
Different from Jürgen Klopp. Hansi Flick does not rule out that he wants to be German national coach in the summer! TRUE ✅ @FCBayern— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) March 12, 2021
What does it all mean? At this point, no one knows for sure except Flick. Surely, the Bundestrainer position appeals to Flick in some respect, but with a contract that runs through the 2022/2023 season and a rampantly successful stint on the club circuit, Flick might really just be satisfied with where he currently resides...at least for now.