Bayern is now racing against the time to find their new manager next season as Hans Flick has reportedly confirm his resignation. The former Nico Kovac assistant before leading Die Roeten to win six titles last year is certain about leaving the club despite already signing a new contract till 2023.
“I would like to get out of my contract at the end of the season. That is a fact. It was just important to me that the team find out about this from me.”, Flick said to the press.
His possible internal conflict with Hasan Salihamidzic, the current Bayern Sporting Director, regarding the club signings this season plus the early exit in the Champions League, have been said to be the reason behind Flick's drastic decision. Now, Die Roeten starts their hunt for the possible replacement. Yet, whoever gets the job, he will have to be ready for not having total control of his squad later. Here are the four names on their radar:
- Julian Nagelsmann: Bayern's reputation in snatching their rivals' star has been known for long. This time could be another chance for doing so for German's brightest young manager who is at the helm of Leipzig since last season. Although the former Hoffenheim boss has never won any silverware so fat, he could defenitely start getting ones in Munich. Yet, he himself said that there had been no talks with Bayern so far. Something could change soon.
- Joachiem Low: The current Die Mannschaft manager who has decided to leave the post after EURO next summer is the most reasonable choice. His experience in leading the national team to win 2014 World Cup, become EURO 2008 runner up and reach semifinals in World Cup 2010 and EURO 2012 and 2016 should be sufficient to take on the next challenge in Bavaria. He only needs to prove one last time in June-July for another title to seal the club's confidence in him.
- Max Allegri: The Italian boss has been out of the coaching job in 2019 when he left Turin after winning 5 consecutive Serie A title with Juventus, AC Milan's last domestic title in 2011 plus reaching two UCL finals in 2014 and 2016. He seems another ideal candidate, should Low turn down the offer.
- Xabi Alonso: The former Bayern man after he left Real Madrid in 2014 is another potential though quite unlikely unless a particular circumstance takes place. The current Real Sociedad B manager has already turned down the offer from Gladbach earlier. Thus, unless Bayern comes up with something the Spaniard can not refuse, Alonso is not going anywhere yet.