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German FA will not pay release clause to sign Flick from Bayern Munich

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The all-conquering coach has already made known of his desire to step down from his position as the Bayern boss.

The German Football Association (DFB) has announced that it will not pay the required release clause to sign Hansi Flick from Bayern Munich.

Flick has been heavily linked with replacing Joachim Low, who decided to step down from his position of 16 years after this summer’s European tournament, as the Germany national team manager.

The 56-year-old, who guided the club to a historic sextuple last season, has also publicized his intention of leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

However, Flick’s contract at Bayern still has two years remaining and it remains to be seen of they let him go in the summer.

“The DFB will not pay any transfer fees because it has never paid transfer fees and because, as a non-profit association, it is difficult to do so,” DFB vice-president Rainer Koch told Bayerischer Rundfunk.

“The DFB does not have an infinite amount of money. We will not break into existing contracts. We have never done that before, FC Bayern have to sort it out themselves.”

“We need a successful European Championship to get back on track. A good national coach has to be well connected and accepted by the association.”