Hansi Flick will take over as Germany coach after the Euro 2020 football matches following a three-year contract deal effective from July 1 to succeed his former boss Joachim Löw, who is ending his 15-year tenure after the tournament. Low’s contract was in effect until the end of the 2022 World Cup, but he asked for an early release which has been agreed by the DFB.
“Hansi Flick will take over as the new head coach of the Germany national side. The 56-year-old signed a contract running until 2024 today at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, which also includes EURO 2024 to be held in Germany. 1st vice-presidents Peter Peters and Dr. Rainer Koch, as well as treasurer Dr. Stephan Osnabrugge signed on behalf of the DFB,” the federation said in a statement.
After taking charge of Bayern Munich in December 2019 as an interim manager, the 56-year-old Flick led to Bayern to a historic treble last season, winning the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal. He also managed to win the sextuple with Bayern by winning the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, the first sextuple in the club’s history and second in Europe.
“Everything happened very quickly, especially signing the contract, but I’m really happy to be the national team coach from autumn,” Flick said. “The season has just finished and the last two years at FC Bayern have left their mark on me. The team spirit and attitude of the players was excellent and I will take plenty with me that will help my work in my new role.
Flick also won the Bundesliga title this season with Bayern before his contract was terminated upon his request. RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann set to replace Flick, Bayern’s fourth permanent coach since Guardiola left in June 2016. Earlier, Flick served as an assistant to Low between 2006 and 2014, helping Germany win the World Cup in Brazil before departing to be German FA’s.sporting director.
“I’m really excited because of the class of players we have in Germany, especially the youngsters,” Flick added. We’ve got every reason to be optimistic about future tournaments, including the home Euros in 2024. What matters right now is the upcoming tournament and I would like to wish Jogi Low, Marcus Sorg, Andy Kopke and the team the best of luck.”
Low is currently preparing his squad in the Euro 2020 finals this June. Germany reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, losing to hosts France. Low’s Germany have qualified for the Euro finals for a record 13th time in a row. Germany have been drawn into a challenging group alongside France, Portugal, and Hungary for Euro 2020, which kicks off in June 2021.
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