When Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick officially walks away in a few weeks, mostly everyone is going to remember his tenure at the club as wildly successful.
Even though Bayern Munich was eliminated from both the DFB-Pokal and Champions League this season, Flick was tasked with leading a tired, weary, and banged up squad through a multitude of competitions — and he did so as gallantly as possible.
With a sextuple already under his belt, Flick has already done the heavy lifting in cementing his legendary status on Säbener Straße. One thing Flick absolutely needs to do to keep everyone feeling good — and to also help soothe over any bitterness about how he will exit — is to get his squad together and to finish this campaign on a positive note.
While mathematically there is still a chance that Bayern Munich could cough up a chance for its 9th consecutive Meisterschale, the odds are heavily in Die Roten’s favor. However, it would be ideal if the Flick and the Bavarians could avoid a slump over these final few fixtures, as the manager start the process of packing his bags.
Bayern Munich fans should feel great about Flick, his performance as manager, and the rugged journey that he led this season’s team through. Just about the only thing that could sully those good thoughts are if the team hacks up these last few games and leaves everyone feeling...unfulfilled.
Do I think that will happen? No Flickin’ way.
By all accounts, the roster is getting healthy and is also rested. In addition, the mutual admiration between Flick and the squad should provide some extra motivation for all parties to end this campaign on a good note.
Flick has done wonders for Bayern Munich and the boys on the team understand just how lucky they were to be a part of this era.
It is fair to be unhappy about how and why Flick will exit, but those are chapters of the book that we’ve already read. Now, we’re in the homestretch and for everyone’s sake let’s hope these final few pages give us the happy ending (phrasing!) we all desire.
And while Flick’s story at Bayern Munich might have reached a premature conclusion, we can all sit back and enjoy the final games of his tenure, while also remembering the great work he did in carving out a distinct place in the club’s storied history.