Hansi Dieter Flick, a name many football enthusiasts would associate with Bayern Munich for his contributions as a player till very recently, has risen to be the savior of their season. Having already won the treble Flick might actually look to take the next step in his meteoric journey by trying to retain the treble.
His story this season has been nothing short of fairytale this season, winning the league, DFB Pokal and the champions league without breaking a sweat. The German champions looked ruthless as ever as they dispatched PSG in the finals thanks to a Kingley Coman screamer, But it was certainly not hunky dory when he actually took reins of the club.
The New Arrival
It wasn’t even a year that Niko Kovac had taken charge of the Bavarian giants when he was given his marching orders, Club on the verge of being overshadowed by other German giants like RB Leipzig and BVB. The future looked bleak with Robben and Ribery leaving as well as a senior player like Thomas Muller going through the most torrid phase of his professional life, In steps Hansi Flick, transforms the club’s ideology , reinvigorates Robert Lewandowski and develops Bayern into one of the best young squads seen in years.
A Loyal Servant
Just like Zinedine Zidane at real Madrid and Frank Lampard at Chelsea, Hans Flick joins a list of elite managers to have won titles as a player and a manager with the same club, Even during his playing days, his Loyalty was never in doubt , His dominance as a strong Bavarian midfielder unparalleled confirmed by more than 100 appearances in the Red of Bayern. Flick has also had successful stints as an assistant at RB Salzberg and for Germany.
The resemblance is quite uncanny, especially considering they both have led Bayern to multiple titles and the ever so elusive Uefa Champions League trophy in their first couple of years, Both managers prefer to attack with little concern for their defense. Both Managers use a Raumdeuter (Spacefinder) in a number 10 position, co-incidently in both the cases it was Thomas Muller. All in all before the Pandemic kicked in it was quite apparent from the crowd at Allianz Arena that they absolutely love the German, Just like Jupp Heynckes.