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OFFICIAL: Flick named new German Coach

Bayern Munich manager, Hansi Flick has rejected Barcelona to take up the German national team job.

Flick: "I’m really happy to be the new national team coach from autumn" © DFB

Flick departed Bayern Munich this summer after a wonderful season with the Bavarians and was tipped to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona’s dugout with the Catalans reportedly making contacts with the German gaffer.

The German national team released an official statement on their website to confirm Flick’s appointment.

“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 EURO 2024 to be held in Germany,” DFB confirmed.

“1st vice-presidents Peter Peters and Dr. Rainer Koch as well as treasurer Dr. Stephan Osnabrügge signed on behalf of the DFB.”

Flick: "We’ve got every reason to be optimistic about future tournaments." © DFB

Hansi Flick commented: “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.

Negotiation poker: Bayern Munich, Hansi Flick, RB Leipzig, Julian  Nagelsmann, and the DFB! - Bavarian Football Works

Flick will take over after the conclusion of Euros 2020 which is Joachim Low’s last tournament as Germany’s coach.

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