When Hansi Flick decided to leave Bayern Munich in the second half of last season, there was a lot of noise surfacing about how many members of the coaching staff were also unhappy.
One of them was Hermann “Tiger” Gerland, who ultimately walked away from Bayern Munich. Now, however, Gerland might finally be settling in on a landing spot — and to no one’s surprise, it could be with Flick and the German national team.
Gerland is well-respected for his ability to relate to players, for his knowledge, and his prowess for helping develop young players. Certainly, that skill-set would be valuable to Flick.
Per kicker (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Gerland will join Flick’s staff, but take an undefined role:
Hermann Gerland is set to join Hansi Flick's staff at the national team. The 67-year-old will take on a role that has not yet been defined in detail [Kicker] pic.twitter.com/m892b1ftSR— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 4, 2021
Gerland, who also has a keen eye for identifying as well, could fill several roles with the DFB from assistant coach to scouting to youth development. Clearly, a man with his varied skillset will be extremely valuable to next generation of Germany football if the move goes through.