Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick officially saw his tenure at the club reach an expiration date as the sextuple-winner will exit the club on June 30, 2021.
As the club announced its hiring of RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, Flick took some time to reflect on the whirlwind he has experienced over the past two seasons.
“The last two years will be unforgettable for me. The emotions, the wins, the titles, but also the day-to-day work on the pitch have been a lot of fun for me – it’s been an amazing time,” said Flick (per FCBayern.com).
Flick was also quick to credit his group of players and his coaching staff as the catalysts for his ability to guide the team to such tremendous feats.
“Success can only be achieved together! A coach is nothing without his team, and I was lucky enough to have fantastic players here in Munich and a staff and a coaching team who did incredible work,” Flick remarked. “Thanks guys, and thanks Kathleen (Kruger)! Particular thanks also go to president Herbert Hainer, along with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidzic and the entire executive board, who gave me the opportunity to coach this magnificent team.”
Though his exit has been expected for a few weeks now, the reality of actually moving on seems to have hit Flick hard. The 56-year-old’s biggest lament, however, is that fans had limited involvement since he took the reins.
“One tinge of sadness remains: that we could not celebrate the great successes during this period with the fans. I’ve missed you in every match,” Flick said. “I wish the FC Bayern family only the very best for the future. It is not a cliché when I say: it’s been a great honor for me.”