Per Abendzeitung’s Maximillian Koch, there will be a friendly match between Bayern Munich and the German national team at the Allianz Arena at some point this calendar year. He reports that all proceeds and finances from said friendly will help finance Hansi Flick’s official departure from Bayern as he is slated to take over for Joachim Low as Die Mannschaft manager after this summer’s European Championships.
Update #Flick: Der @FCBayern wird als Ausgleich für den vorzeitigen Abschied die kompletten Einnahmen aus einem Testspiel gegen das @DFB_Team erhalten. Zeitpunkt der Partie wohl noch in diesem Jahr. #FCBayern #Nagelsmann— Maximilian Koch (@Koch_AZ) April 27, 2021
While Koch did not specify any further details that are presumably not available yet, it can be assumed that the friendly between the national team and the Bundesliga’s biggest club would also serve as a managerial testimonial of sorts for both Flick and Low. It could be representative of a changing of the guard, so to speak, even though the two worked alongside each other for quite some time on Die Mannschaft.
To circle back, the DFB had made it clear that they did not want to have to pay a transfer fee for Flick to become the next national team manager. Rainer Koch had made that stance clear earlier this week, but it still didn’t change the fact that Flick was the favorite candidate to replace Low. It’s clear that there would be a number of different avenues Bayern and the DFB could explore in their negotiations to have Flick leave to become the next Germany manager. The friendly between the two sides more than likely will not be the only concession Bayern will ask of the DFB.
At this current juncture, even portions of fans still are not allowed to attend the Allianz Arena during matches by rule of the Bavarian government, but that will change during this summer’s European Championships. It’s logical that the friendly would take place after the Euros, so by that point, there could be a more clear idea of what the partial capacity could be for the friendly. If it winds up getting scheduled prior to the start of this summer’s Euros, that could prove to be problematic, for everyone involved. In a geisterspiele format, if it still has to be that way come time for the friendly, it’s difficult to see where most of the finances would come from in terms of Bayern’s perspective.