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Ex-Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick sacked by Germany

Das Reboot (again)?

Germany v Japan - International Friendly Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Update — September 10th, 10:35AM EDT: It’s official, Flick has been fired

Sport1 journalist Kerry Hau tweeted out an official communication from the DFB stating that former Bayern Munich sextiuple-winning manager Hansi Flick has been sacked as head coach of the German national team:

Official: Hansi Flick is no longer national coach! @SPORT1

Update — September 10th, 10:30AM EDT: Falk doubles down on report

Sport Bild’s Christian Falk has reiterated his report on former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick being fired as Germany’s manager:

Nothing official has been released by the DFB as of yet.

According to a report from Bild journalist Christian Falk (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Germany is about to sack former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.

The German national team has been in a major funk since the friendlies ahead of the World Cup in Qatar and the woes have continued. In Saturday’s embarrassing 4-1 loss to Japan, Germany’s attack looked toothless and its defense look incapable of dealing with the Japanese forwards and midfielders.

It was a debacle and now, the once-promising Hansi Flick Era for the German national team could be over. Rudi Völler is expected to sit on the bench against France and Julian Nagelsmann could be the next coach:

The DFB are planning to dismiss Hansi Flick today. A decision is about to be made. Rudi Völler will sit on the bench against France as interim coach. Julian Nagelsmann is the favourite to replace Flick.

Things certainly have escalated quickly as Flick ran the squad’s training session this morning.

Looking for more Germany analysis? The Japan game may spell the end for Hansi Flick, but how much blame do the players deserve? We talk about that and so much more in our latest podcast episode! Listen to it below or on Spotify.

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