FC Bayern: Ottmar Hitzfeld criticizes Flick’s move to the DFB


Hansi Flick (56) is currently enjoying his well-deserved vacation after an exhausting season. As a farewell as Bayern coach, there was another win against Augsburg (5: 2), now he is looking to the future and his new job as national coach.

The decision against the record champions and for his new employer can not understand trainer legend Ottmar Hitzfeld (72).

“I don’t see through that, to be honest, I never understood. The fact that Flick said after the game in Wolfsburg that he was leaving and the leadership did not know anything about it certainly led to a break between everyone. For me it is still an unbelievable decision that you go to the DFB as a successful Bayern coach, ”said Hitzfeld in a“ Blick ”interview in Switzerland.

The former successful coach, who supervised the Munich team himself in two terms (1998 to 2004 and January 2007 to 2008), including five times champion (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008), won the Champions League in 2001 and worked as national coach in Summer 2004, believes that Flick could have become “an icon” at Bayern for years.



Ottmar Hitzfeld was the coach of the Swiss national team until summer 2014Photo: Marius Becker / dpa

Instead, he goes to the DFB and replaces Joachim Löw (61), whom he once stood by as an assistant. Flick will lead the team through qualifying for the 2022 Winter World Cup (November 21 to December 18) in Qatar.

In mid-April, after a 3-2 win at VfL Wolfsburg, Flick surprisingly announced in a TV interview at that time that he would leave the club in the summer. The boardroom around board member Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (65) was not inaugurated in Flick’s plans to go public after the Wolfsburg game.

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