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Official: Bayern Munich react to Hansi Flick’s announcement of departure

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An official statement from Bayern asserts the club’s disapproval of the way Flick broke the news.

Hans-Dieter Flick Signs New Contract With FC Bayern Muenchen Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Things went from bad to worse for Bayern Munich fans around the world when their sextuple-winning mastermind Hansi Flick broke the news of him asking the club to terminate his contract as the head coach at the end of the current season. Flick’s unanticipated announcement caused a bit of a distress within the front office and the men in charge have refused to talk to the media ever since.

Before the dust settled, Bayern released an official statement which strongly states the club’s disapproval of the way Flick broke the news to the public. Here's the official statement:

Hansi Flick had informed the FC Bayern München AG executive board of this wish during the past week. Hansi Flick and FC Bayern had agreed to place the focus on the matches against VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen (20 April) and 1. FSV Mainz 05 (24 April), in order not to disrupt the concentration of the whole club on these three important matches.

FC Bayern disapproves of the unilateral communications issued by Hansi Flick and will continue talks after the match at Mainz, as agreed.

This is an even more evident reflection of the disturbances within the club — between the executive officials and Flick himself. If Flick’s motive was to put pressure on the board, did he succeed? Or did he make things worse? We’ll find out soon enough.