According to a report by The Telegraph, outgoing Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick is now eyeing the Tottenham Hotspur managerial vacancy despite being heavily linked with the German national team.
Flick eyeing Tottenham job
Indeed, the 56-year-old will have his contract terminated upon request on 30 June 2021, with former Tottenham target Julian Nagelsmann then taking over from 1 July on a five-year deal (fcbayern.com).
After it was announced that Flick will be stepping down from his role at the Allianz Arena, links emerged to him taking the Germany job, but it is now believed he is considering the Spurs mantle.
The Telegraph journalist Matt Law has stated that, alongside Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, Flick is thought to be interested in the Tottenham vacancy. However, as things stand, chairman Daniel Levy hasn’t reciprocated that interest.
A Champions League winner with Bayern, Flick has received glowing praise for turning around the Bundesliga giants’ fortunes after his predecessor Niko Kovac was sacked 10 games into 2019/20 season (Bundesliga).
He went on to guide Bayern to a treble-winning season as they lifted the Champions League, Bundesliga title and domestic cup, with the club’s former boss Jupp Heynckes describing him as a ‘gem of a coach’ to Kicker (via Bundesliga).
Transfer Tavern take
Flick’s current contract, which will be terminated next month, is said to be worth around €15m (£13m) per year, but it is unclear whether he would demand that salary in a potential sit-down with Spurs.
He also wowed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after Bayern completed the treble last season, with the 53-year-old proclaiming that “writing more history in eight months would be quite difficult to do” (Bundesliga).
While his CV is undoubtedly impressive, all these credentials come with the knowledge that he has had a world-class squad at his disposal with Bayern, whereas Spurs arguably need to rebuild from the ground up.
Therefore, we believe Flick should be considered an outside contender, especially given his link to the Germany role.
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