Munich return? Pochettino successor? Neither… ‘Treble plus six’ manager has only one goal

It looks like Barcelona is the next target for Hanji Flick.

Barcelona source ‘Barça Universal’ reported on Feb. 22 (KST), “Flick, the top target of Barcelona’s next managerial candidate, has rejected Chelsea’s offer. Chelsea were interested in Flick after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. However, he has prioritized a move to Barcelona and is waiting for a decision from the club.”

The outlet added: “A decision on who will lead the club next season will be made after the Spanish La Liga final between Barcelona and Sevilla. A meeting is scheduled for next Monday, involving president Juan Laporta and coach Xavi Hernandez, among others.”

Flick brings with him a wealth of experience from the start of his coaching career. Starting in 2006, he was the head coach of the German national soccer team for nearly eight years. He was set to take over as Munich’s head coach for the 2019-20 season, but was forced to step in as acting head coach when Niko Kovac left after just three months into the season due to poor results.

At first, they were considered temporary firefighters. However, Flick quickly reorganized the squad and became a dominant force. After five months in charge, Flick posted an impressive 18 wins, one draw, and two losses, the club decided to re-sign him. Flick’s contract was extended until the summer of 2023.

Despite his mid-season appointment, the club finished the season with a treble. He won the German Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League (UCL), and DFB Pokal. The club then added the Club World Cup, German Super Cup, and UEFA Super Cup, bringing their tally to six titles as of 2020. Flick also won the league title in the 2020-21 season, a season in which the team was shorthanded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he left Munich after the season.

After leaving Munich, he took over the German national soccer team. The national team started off well. The team went on an eight-match 토토사이트 unbeaten streak before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, winning 10, drawing five and losing one of their 16 matches in World Cup qualifying, the UEFA Nations League and friendlies.

However, they started to falter at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They lost their first game, 1-2 to Japan. They drew 1-1 with Spain in the second round, and despite a 4-2 win over Costa Rica in the final, they were eliminated from the group with one win, one draw, and one loss. Despite this, the DFB announced that Flick will stay with the team until Euro 2024 in Germany.

However, a serious slump remained. In particular, they had a chance to face Japan again during the A-Match in September last year, but they failed to capitalize on the 메이저사이트 opportunity and lost 1-4. Shortly after this defeat, Flick was sacked. Since then, Flick has been linked with Barcelona, but the talks have not led to anything concrete.

More recently, there have been rumors of a return to Munich to replace Thomas Tuchel, but this is unlikely to materialize. It seems that Flick wants to go to Barcelona.


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