Bayern Munich have condemned head coach Hansi Flick for breaking ranks and publicly revealing he wants to leave at the end of the season.
Flick told the Bundesliga champions he wanted to get out of his contract at the end of the current campaign following their midweek Champions League exit to Paris St Germain and went public with it in a press conference after Saturday’s 3-2 league win over Wolfsburg.
The Bayern board claimed both parties agreed the decision would be kept quiet until next week in order to concentrate on upcoming games in their pursuit of another Bundesliga title.
A club statement on the official website read: “FC Bayern head coach Hansi Flick made public his wish to terminate his contract, which runs until June 2023, at the end of the current season.
“Hansi Flick had informed the FC Bayern Munchen AG executive board of this wish during the past week.
“Hansi Flick and FC Bayern had agreed to place the focus on the matches against VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen (20 April) and 1. FSV Mainz 05 (24 April), in order not to disrupt the concentration of the whole club on these three important matches.
“FC Bayern disapproves of the unilateral communications issued by Hansi Flick and will continue talks after the match at Mainz, as agreed.”
During an 18-month spell in Munich, Flick has guided the team to a historic treble, including last season’s Champions League, and is in the running to replace Joachim Low, who will step down as Germany national team boss after this summer’s European Championships.
The duo worked together for eight years before the 56-year-old quit coaching duties with his country in 2014 and took up a role with Bayern as Niko Kovac’s number two in the summer of 2019.