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Official: DFB to commence talks with Hansi Flick

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Now that Bayern Munich have terminated coach Hansi Flick’s contract, DFB are free to hold talks with their rumoured top target.

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In an official statement captured by German news agency Sport-Informations-Dienst, the German Football Association have announced that they will begin negotiations with departing Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick for the managerial post of Germany national team.

The statement read as follows:

“It is well known that Hansi Flick is held in high esteem by the DFB. We can confirm that, against this background, we will now hold talks with him and those responsible at FC Bayern,” said the DFB.

Flick, whose contract with the Bavarians ran until 2023, has long been touted to succeed his former boss Joachim Löw as the head coach of Die Mannschaft. However, the DFB remained firm on their stance that they will not approach a coach with an “ongoing contractual relationship.”

But with Bayern having complied with the 56-year-old’s wish to have his contract terminated, it appears that the wheels have been set in motion for DFB to start working towards acquiring the services of one of the best managers in Europe. The association refused to reveal additional details on “further procedure” but assured that it will “coordinate internally with all parties involved in all due care and tranquility.”