Former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick could be in some hot water with the DFB, but still has the support of his players.
According to a report from kicker (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Flick and Oliver Bierhoff are both facing major scrutiny, but right now there is a stronger focus on Bierhoff’s role in the disaster at the World Cup in Qatar. Bierhoff ultimately resigned from his position today:
Hansi Flick is viewed to hold a big share of responsibility for Germany’s exit due to his lineup choices, blind faith in Thomas Müller over (Niclas) Füllkrug - thus neglecting the performance principle, inexplicable substitutions, many changes of positions & lack of automatisms.
Despite that, there are arguments for Flick to keep his job after the World Cup. Firstly, the lack of time to get a replacement (only 18 months left until Euro 2024) and secondly, the majority of the players are still behind him.
Germany is at crossroads. The title-winning talent is almost all aged out and the next generation’s biggest accomplishment was winning the 2017 Confederations Cup as a B team.
Since then, German football has suffered. Can Flick find a way to work another miracle...or will another major failure tarnish his legacy forever?