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Germany Appoint Flick As Low’s Successor

Germany Appoint  Flick As  Low’s Successor

Hansi Flick will replace Joachim Low as Germany’s head coach after Euro 2020, the German FA has announced.

Former Bayern Munich boss Flick, 56, signed a three-year contract on Tuesday to succeed Low, who will step down after 15 years in charge.

A statement on the German FA’s official website read: “Hansi Flick will take over as the new coach of the Germany national side. The 56-year-old signed a contract running until 2024 today at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, which also includes the EURO 2024 to be held in Germany.”

The statement added: “Hansi Flick’s contract will begin on July 1 2021 and he will take over from Joachim Low once this summer’s Euros have finished.

“Low had already agreed to end his contract – which ran until 2022 – after the tournament.”

Flick was Low’s assistant from 2006 to 2014 – they led Germany to glory at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil – before departing to take on the role of sporting director with the German FA.

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Flick said: “Everything happened very quickly, especially signing the contract, but I’m really happy to be the national team coach from autumn.

“The season has just finished and the last two years at FC Bayern have left their mark on me. The team spirit and attitude of the players was excellent and I will take plenty with me that will help my work in my new role.

“I’m really excited because of the class of players we have in Germany, especially the youngsters.

“We’ve got every reason to be optimistic about future tournaments, including the home Euros in 2024.

“What matters right now is the upcoming tournament and I would like to wish Jogi Low, Marcus Sorg, Andy Kopke and the team the best of luck. Jogi Low more than deserves a great finish to his wonderful career as national coach.”

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  • Una dey see consistency??? 15yrs in charge of the National Team why dem nor go progress?
    Ndi Rohr must go ndi Rohr is 5yrs

    • Coachie 3 years ago

      I tell you bro, even during his lowest times as coach (world cup 2018 i guess), when as defending champs they exited the tournament early. On a good day, many FAs would have shown Low the door for that particular fall from grace to grass but alas the German FA stood firmly with him. Another thing that strikes me in this story is the organizational culture and procedure, imagine on the eve of a major competition knowing fully well that the guy would be stepping aside afterwards, they have quietly put in place a succession plan by appointing another able hand (Flick), who had assisted Low’s in the national team for about 8 years in the past. This is what i call DELIBERATE and STRATEGIC planning that when combined with TALENTS breeds success. No be fire brigade and unprofessional approach wey we dey adopt here and some folks here go dey halla say we get talent to win world cup bla bla bla.

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