Hansi Flick fuelled additional hypothesis over his Bayern Munich future with ambiguous remarks within the aftermath of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final exit by the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting gave reigning European champions Bayern a 1-0 win on the night time at Parc des Princes however a 3-3 mixture scoreline noticed them bow out on away targets after an exhilarating contest.
It means Flick won’t add one other Champions League to the six trophies he has lifted since succeeding Niko Kovac halfway by means of final season, though Bayern are favourites to retain the Bundesliga as soon as extra.
Nonetheless, rumours over each Flick’s obvious curiosity in succeeding Joachim Low as Germany boss after the rescheduled Euro 2020 and a strained relationship with Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic have gathered tempo.
The 56-year-old, who has a contract with Bayern till 2023, insisted he had no concern with Salihamidzic however would supply no ensures over his future plans, stating he’s but to talk to incoming chief govt Oliver Khan.
“My relationship with Brazzo [Salihamidzic] is steady. Nothing will change that. He has his job, I’ve mine. I’ll maintain doing as I’ve completed all season, which is why every little thing is steady,” Flick advised Sky Deutschland.
“I don’t have an appointment. If Oliver needs to speak to me then he can gladly do it. I don’t know what he’ll need to discuss.
“The previous few weeks, when it comes to media, weren’t that straightforward. I by no means had something new to say, so I feel it’s important to respect a coach when he says he doesn’t need to discuss this stuff anymore.
“I’ve a contract with Bayern however you all the time have ideas about how the longer term seems and if every little thing is working splendidly right here.
“Whether or not I’m on the DFB [German Football Association] maybe is irrelevant for my household. No matter resolution I make, they’ll assist me. Having them behind me is a superb feeling. I really like the job and I can’t think about doing something aside from teaching.
“It’s all about growing the workforce. That’s immensely necessary for me. I’m all the time interested by that, success is a continuing course of. With the six titles we gained. We now have set an unimaginable benchmark. Whether or not on the DFB or Bayern, the strain is large.”
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Talking as a part of Sky Deutschland’s protection of the PSG recreation, former Bayern and Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus claimed Flick already has a proposal to change into Germany head coach, with Bayern turning their attentions to RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Matthaus acknowledged Flick had now taken cost of his ultimate Champions League recreation with Bayern and would step down after their final recreation of this Bundesliga season towards Augsburg.
On the sport itself, Flick rued each Bayern’s collective wastefulness within the first leg and Leroy Sane’s failure to take advantage of a wonderful stoppage-time opening in Paris.
“I feel within the first leg in Munich, we scored too few. The third aim we conceded was one too many. 2-2 would have been sufficient,” he added.
“I hoped we’d strike late. Leroy had that likelihood on the finish and maybe ought to have gone alone quite than deciding to cross the ball low.”