Following Bayern Munich’s 3-2 victory over Wolfsburg on Saturday, manager Hansi Flick told the assembled media that he has asked the club to terminate his contract so that he can leave at the end of the current season.
Flick has been widely speculated for months now to be the next manager of the German national team following Jogi Löw announcing that he would be leaving the post following this summer’s European Championship. After recent weeks where both Bayern and Flick seemed annoyed at the questioning, Flick has publicly announced his decision.
After Bayern was bounced from the UEFA Champions League midweek by Paris Saint-Germain, Flick said that he advised the club that he would like to leave this summer; however, he wanted the opportunity to tell the players himself before anything was announced publicly.
Flick leaves Munich having won the club’s second European triple in the last decade last season, and despite the club’s average performance this season, he will be fondly remembered for bringing such glory to Bayern.