Yes, that’s right. According to Sport 1’s Florian Plettenberg, Hansi Flick remains the DFB’s top choice for next manager. However, fortunately for Bayern Munich fans, Plettenberg also notes that the tendency is for Flick to remain in Bavaria as “he won’t ask for a move to the DFB.”
This news comes could be seen as surprising, as recently, the DFB publicly stated they wouldn’t be pursuing managers who are under contracts at other organisations. And Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, also assertively spoke of how Flick’s future is in Munich.
Plettenberg spoke about the subject on his new podcast “Meine Bayern-Woche” (as captured by Twttier account @iMiaSanMia). One the show, Plettenberg said: “The DFB claiming that they will not contact Hansi Flick is just an attempt to calm things down with FC Bayern. The reality is that Flick remains their desired target & depending on Flick’s decision, Bierhoff will then react.”
Update #Flick: Die aktuelle Tendenz ist, dass er den #FCBayern nicht um Freigabe bitten will! / The current tendency with Flick is to stay at Bayern. He won’t ask for a move to the DFB. But: HF remains the DFB's priority! Neue Hintergründe dazu in #MeineBayernWoche! @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 26, 2021
It seems that this managerial transfer saga will play out for quite a while. And it does seem like that next coach could very well be Hansi Flick. Bayern’s record shattering manager seems destined to be Germany manager in the next years, and with the opportunity of guiding his country to the World Cup, having more control in the organisation and the fact that he’s already won everything there is to win at Bayern, it wouldn’t be completely surprising to see him jump ship to Die Mannschaft.
Hopefully for us Bayern fans, Flick stays at least a few more seasons — I simultaneously can’t imagine Bayern having any other coach at the moment, but also can’t imagine Flick being at Bayern in, say, four years time.