Former Germany international and football expert Michael Rummenigge remains convinced that Bayern Munich will head into next season with Hansi Flick as coach.
Michael, who played for Die Roten between 1982 to 1988, remains confident that his brother, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, will make every effort to keep their sextuple mastermind, before retiring from the club at the end of the year.
“Many interpreted Hansi Flick’s long monologue after the Champions League exit in Paris as a farewell speech,” Michael writes in his column for SPORTBUZZER. “But I say: Munich will go into the coming season with Flick! Why? I know my brother too well for that. When Karl-Heinz has set his mind on something, he sticks to it. In this case, Hansi Flick, Kalle will never let him go voluntarily.”
Rummenigge opines that the only reason Flick will be allowed to leave is if “he pushed with all his might for an exit”. But such a scenario seems implausible as the 56-year old appears to be leading a “very comfortable” life in Munich.
Rummenigge also touched on the ongoing rift between Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić. While it is certain that the Bavarians will not axe ‘Brazzo’, Rummenigge believes that a “major debate” between the disputers will be held at Säbener Strasse in the near future.
With Bayern icon Oliver Kahn ready to take over the position of CEO, ‘Kalle’ wants to leave the club in the best possible conditions, which includes a stable coaching situation.
“Who should Bayern get instead of Flick? Julian Nagelsmann will certainly take over the job at Säbener Straße at some point, but the current time would be too early,” the former midfielder reasons. “Moreover, they are likely to ask the same rhetorical question at RB Leipzig as they do in Munich: Why should we let our contractually bound coach go?”
According to Rummenigge, Bayern will “never” pay for Nagelsmann’s transfer fees (which is allegedly between €15 to €20 million). The DFB are also “far too conservative” to buy Flick out of his current contract. “I don’t see any other potential coach for Munich on the market.”
You can read the full column here.