Hansi Flick has been appointed Bayern Munich’s permanent boss after a successful caretaker stint in charge.
The 55-year-old has won 18 out of 21 games in all competitions since taking over from the sacked Niko Kovac, leading the European giants from fourth place to the top of the Bundesliga.
The reigning champions announced on Friday that Flick had put pen-to-paper on a new deal until June 2023.
Flick joined Bayern as Kovac’s assistant coach, but was promoted as interim boss when the Croatian was axed on November 3.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed his delight at the news, stating that the board have full ‘trust’ that he will bring great success to the Bavarian outfit.
“We are very happy with Hansi Flick’s work. The team has developed well under him and are playing attractive football,” he said in a club statement.
“We are the only German club still involved in all three competitions, and I like the way that Hansi leads the team.
“His personal qualities and his empathy speak volumes for him. Bayern Munich trusts him and we are convinced that we will reach our future goals with him.”
Flick, who played for the club between 1985 and 1990, told the club’s official website: “I’m looking forward to taking on the upcoming tasks along with my staff and the team.
“The talks with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were very good and in a spirit of good faith.
“We’ve determined the direction for the upcoming years. I’m sure we can achieve a lot together.”