Official: Germany Announce Flick As Low Successor
Germany have announced that former Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick will take over from Joachim Low after the 2020 UEFA European Championship.
The 56-year-old already worked as assistant to Low between 2006 and 2014, helping Die Mannschaft to lift the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
However, he left his role in 2014 and took over as Bayern Munich coach in 2019, guiding the club to the sextuple in his first campaign in charge.
He departed the Bavarian giants by the end of the current campaign and will now replace Low as Germany coach after the latter had announced the 2020 Euro will be his last tournament in charge.
“Everything went surprisingly fast for me now with the signature, but I am very happy to be able to work as a national team coach from the autumn (September),” he told DFB’s official website.
“The season is just over, and the two years at Bayern Munich still have a strong impact on me. Team spirit and attitude of the players were outstanding, and I take a lot with me that will further shape my work.
“My anticipation is huge, because I see the class of players, especially the young players in Germany. Thus, we have every reason to approach the upcoming tournaments, for example the home European Championship 2024, with optimism.
“In addition, I know from the best experience that I have a strong, trusting partner at my side with Oliver Bierhoff and which experts work behind the team, so that the team, we coaches and the staff can get started without a long start-up time.
“I am also happy to contribute my ideas and ideas beyond the national team to the academy and the other national teams.
“Now, however, it is not important what will be from September – I will report in detail to this in August – but the upcoming European Championship, for which I wish Jogi Löw, Marcus Sorg, Andy Köpke and the team the greatest possible success.
“Jogi Löw more than deserves a big sendoff from his career as a national team coach.”