After previously only appointing him till June, the Bundesliga champions have confirmed the 55-year-old will be staying for longer.
Hansi Flick has signed a three-year contract as Bayern Munich’s head coach, the Bundesliga champions validated on Friday.
Flick initially took over from Niko Kovac as period in-between manager in November, before Bayern announced the following month that the 55-year-old would remain on through the the rest of the 2019-20 season.
After a successful run since then, Bayern have now confirmed that Flick has agreed a deal to remain on through to June 2023.
“The club is very pleased with Hansi Flick’s work,” stated Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “The team has developed beneath his management and we’re playing attractive football, which is reflected in the results.”
“I am looking ahead to the upcoming tasks collectively with my coaching staff and the team,” Flick added. “The conversations with Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were very good and characterised by great mutual trust.
Together we have defined the path for the coming years. I am certain that we can achieve a lot together.”
Since taking over from Kovac, Flick has led Bayern to 18 wins in his 21 competitive matches in charge. The defending Bundesliga champions are presently top of the table in the now-suspended 2019-20 season, holding a four-point benefit over Borussia Dortmund.
Flick additionally had Bayern on track for the Champions League quarter-finals, leading his side to a 3-0 win over Chelsea in the last-16 first leg at Stamford Bridge before the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
For Flick, it is his first head coaching role considering he departed Hoffenheim in 2005. Since then he served as an assistant for the German national team before joining Kovac’s staff as an assistant prior to the 2019-20 season.
Flick additionally represented Bayern as a player between 1985 and 1990, making 139 appearances and winning 4 Bundesliga titles.
“It’s necessary for FC Bayern that a coach also is familiar with the club’s philosophy,” stated Bayern CEO Kahn: “Hansi was a player at Bayern, he was an assistant coach; now he is permanently head coach. It’s a good progression.
“Hansi knows the mentality of the club, he knows that FC Bayern is measured through maximum success and I’m thrilled that we can now develop the club’s tradition collectively with him in the coming years.”