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Germany’s future under Hansi Flick is taking shape

Several key veterans could have to make tough decision on whether or not to move forward with Germany.

France v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F Photo by Alex Grimm - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The print edition of Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia) offered several looks into what the future might look like for Germany under Hansi Flick.

Let’s take a look at how things are progressing for the future.

Coaching Staff

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Oh...the bad news, here you go: Flick reportedly wanted to bring in Miroslav Klose as his top assistant, but Klose declined as his primary goal is to be a head coach at the club level.

While that might be a blow, Flick could have another familiar face move on the DFB with him: former Bayern Munich assistant coach Hermann “Tiger” Gerland.

Current Germany assistant coach Marcus Sorg is expected to stay on the staff as well.

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga
Hansi Flick will be hoping to win some hardware with Joshua Kimmich and Germany.
Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images


This is where it gets really interesting for Flick. Per Sport Bild, Toni Kroos and İlkay Gündoğan are both going to assess whether or not they will continue on with their international careers after the Euros.

While that might seem obvious for players who are 31-years-old and 30-years-old respectively, the reasoning could be influenced by the fact by the players already know that Flick is preparing to move forward with a central midfield anchored by Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.

Finally, Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels are both open to staying on with Germany. As shown in the three games (two friendlies, one Euro) the squad has played so far, the duo still has a lot to offer on the pitch.

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