Even before Hansi Flick's decision, which he has now made public: he no longer wants to be the coach of the industry leader. He doesn't care about the contract. He has won six titles in one and a half years, and the current championship will be the seventh. Success alone does not make a person like Flick, who needs harmony, happy.
Behind the scenes, trench warfare raged with sporting director Salihamidzic. It was about competencies and transfers. Flick wanted to have more say. But apparently the club's grandees preferred to stand by the foster son of honorary president Uli Hoeneß. No one took Flick's side verbally - and he drew the consequences with backbone. He seems ideal for the job of national coach.
He did it very cleverly
Hans-Dieter "Hansi" Flick has done a very clever job. Within a few months, he has won all six titles that are up for grabs, which has put him in a strong position. Now that the bosses of the German record champions don't want it his way, he has put them under pressure. A tactical tour de force by the nice "Hansi", with which he checkmates the heads of the Bayern family.
Flick holds all the trump cards
For Messrs Rummenigge, Kahn, Salihamidzic, Hainer and Hoeneß, who otherwise take quite a lot of liberties, will not dare to deny Flick's wish for early termination of his contract, which runs until 2023. Flick holds all the trump cards - and can also make the top management of the German Football Association happy.
pm, ots, mei, Sources: Badische Zeitung, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung