Rummenigge: flick will remain coach at least until the end of the year

Rummenigge: flick will remain coach at least until the end of the year

Bayern boss karl-heinz rummenigge announced at the annual general meeting of FC bayern munchen that hansi flick would remain coach at least until the end of the year.

The chairman of the board of the german soccer record champion even held out the prospect of a longer head coaching tenure for the 54-year-old "beyond that. This was decided on thursday in a discussion with flick. "The new start with hansi flick has been spectacularly successful," rummenigge said after two wins in the first games with niko kovac’s previous assistant.

"He’s empathetic, and i like his friendly demeanor," rummenigge said of flick. "I’m convinced that we trust hansi flick."Earlier rummenigge thanked kovac, from whom bayern parted two weeks ago after a 1:5 in frankfurt, for his work and "especially for winning the double" last season. Despite the top start with flick, rummenigge warned "that we shouldn’t be too euphoric about the situation".

Under flick, bayern had managed a 2-0 win in the champions league against olympiakos piraus and, most importantly, a 4-0 win in the bundesliga’s top match against borussia dortmund in the first games after kovac’s arrival. Then the 54-year-old was appointed head coach by the club’s management "until further notice. "Until further notice means at least until christmas and possibly beyond," rummenigge specified on friday evening.

In his speech, the chairman of the board also appealed for the trust of members and bayern fans in sporting director hasan salihamidzic, who is to be appointed sporting director at the end of the season.