Bayern Munich does not want to say goodbye to interim trainer Hans-Dieter Flick. The club management is not planning to appoint a definitive successor in the short term for the Niko Kovac fired last week.
"We will continue with him until further notice. He has done very well. We are very satisfied," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the board, after Bayern's brilliant victory in the Bundesliga match in his own home against Borussia Dortmund (4-). 0).
Flick celebrated his second victory in two games, after Wednesday's victory over Olympiakos Piraeus (2-0) in the Champions League group stage. On Monday he took over the duties of Kovac, of whom he was one of the assistants.
The management had agreed with Flick that during the coming interland period he would be replaced by a coach who had to finish the season at Bayern. Rummenigge, however, no longer excludes Flick from sitting on the couch in two weeks.
According to Flick, there is no agreement yet about longer employment. "I'm going to enjoy a nice bottle of red wine with my wife. Then I am completely satisfied. My players have just shown that they can enjoy football. They have done their duty. They did well."
Ten Hag and Tuchel are the only remaining candidates
There is rumor in the media about who is going to succeed Kovac. De Telegraaf reports that Erik ten Hag (Ajax) and Thomas Tuchel (Paris Saint-Germain) are the only two remaining candidates to work at Bayern next season.
Arsène Wenger claimed that he will have a conversation with Bayern next week about the vacant position, but according to Bild, Rummenigge and co have already thanked for the interest at an earlier stage.
Kovac was fired on Monday due to the poor results of Bayern in the competition. 'Der Rekordmeister' lost no chance in the last match under the leadership of the Croat with 5-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt last week.
54-year-old Flick was assistant to national team coach Joachim Löw in 2014 when Germany in South Africa captured the world title in Brazil. He played a total of 139 games for Bayern between 1995 and 1990.
Bayern rose to third place in the rankings due to the victory over Dortmund, with a point lag behind league-leader Borussia Mönchengladbach, who will play against Werder Bremen in-house on Sunday.
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