With Joachim Low set to (finally) leave the German national team this summer, the DFB are looking to replace him with Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick. Bayern have already agreed to let Flick leave the club at the end of this season, and secured Julian Nagelsmann as a replacement. That means the DFB need only convince Flick himself that the national team project is worth undertaking.
Per Sport1, Oliver Bierhoff has confirmed that talks are progressing well with Flick, however nothing concrete can be announced yet.
Update #Flick: Only small steps to go. Bierhoff confirms: „The talks with Flick are good. We can't announce anything yet today, but we are confident. Nothing will happen in the next few days, but we would like to resolve the issue before the European Championship." @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 11, 2021
If Hansi Flick takes over Germany after the Euros, he would likely be in charge for next year’s World Cup as well as the Euros after that. What happens afterward is difficult to guess — maybe Flick could come back to Bayern, and the DFB would target someone like Jurgen Klopp (his Liverpool contract expires around that time). Or maybe Flick’s contract would get extended.
Regardless, Flick is clearly the best man to take over the national team, and everyone in Germany knows it. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is already a huge advocate for the Bayern coach, and it’s likely that most of players will be happy with him as well. Having already played a key role in Germany’s world cup win in 2014, it’ll be up to Flick to pull the national team back from the mediocrity that has gripped it post-2018.
Let’s hope the DFB can’t find a way to screw it up.