Former Bayern Munich manager was named head coach of Germany earlier today and the 56-year-old was surprised at how everything came together in a speedy manner.
“Everything happened very quickly, especially signing the contract, but I’m really happy to be the Germany head coach from autumn,” Flick said as captured by the DFB.
Flick, who won seven titles with Bayern Munich, is eager to get moving in his new job and is optimistic about what he can do with this current pool of German players.
“We’ve got every reason to be optimistic about future tournaments, including the home EUROs in 2024. From experience, I know that Oliver Bierhoff will be a strong, trustworthy partner and that the staff behind the scenes will help to ensure that we won’t need too long to get going. I’m also looking forward to implementing some of my ideas for the national team and the academy,” Flick said. “At the moment, though, what happens in September is not important – I will have a detailed report in August ready. What matters right now is the upcoming tournament and I would like to wish Jogi Löw, Marcus Sorg, Andy Köpke and the team the best of luck. Jogi Löw more than deserves a great finish to his wonderful career as national coach.”