Munich (dpa) - Trainer legend Ottmar Hitzfeld has paid tribute to the historic achievement of the departing Bayern coach Hansi Flick and highlighted his services outside of the field.

"Every Bayern coach is under close scrutiny," said the former coach of the Munich team in the newspapers of the Funke media group.

However, “it is not a matter of course that the team is properly included.

It was always important to me to take every player seriously, to respect them, "said the 72-year-old and certified Flick that he had" done an outstanding job with the human component he brought in ".

The team leadership is "at least as important as teaching technique and tactics".

Flick has already done "historic things" with the six titles from last season, said Hitzfeld.

Flick will leave the German record champions after this season.

He is considered a promising candidate to succeed Joachim Löw as national coach.

"It would definitely be an excellent solution for the DFB," said Hitzfeld.

Bayern can make the ninth German championship in a row with a win against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Sky).

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