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Official: Hansi Flick to become the next Germany manager

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The German Football Association has confirmed Hansi Flick as the man to replace Joachim Low as the national team’s next manager.

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Hansi Flick will replace Joachim Low as manager of the German national team in the summer.

Germany’s World Cup-winning coach Low will pull the curtain on a 15-year spell after this summer’s European Championship, and Flick will be the man to replace him in the dugout.

The 56-year-old has been the hot favorite for the gig after it became public knowledge he will leave Bayern Munich. And barely three days since his last game at the Allianz Arena, Flick has got a new job.

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“It all went surprisingly quickly for me with the signature, but I am very happy to be able to work as national coach from autumn onwards,” Flick told the DFB website.

“The season has just ended and the two years at Bayern Munich were amazing. The team spirit and the attitude of the players were outstanding, and I’ll take a lot with me that will continue to shape my work.

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“I’m really looking forward to it because I can see the great quality of the players, especially the young players in Germany. That’s why we have every reason to approach the upcoming tournaments with optimism, for example the European Championship at home in 2024.

“In addition, I know from experience that in [DFB director] Oliver Bierhoff I have a strong, trustworthy partner by my side who works behind the team, so that the team, we trainers and staff can get started without a long start-up time.

“I am also looking forward to contributing my ideas, and ideas beyond the national team to the academy and the other national teams.

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“The important thing now is not what will happen in September – I will speak in detail in August – but the upcoming European Championship, for which I wish Jogi Low, Marcus Sorg, Andy Kopke and the team the greatest possible success.

“Jogi Low has more than deserved a big end to his career as national coach.”

Flick recorded 70 wins, 8 draws, and 8 defeats in 86 games during his one-and-a-half-years in charge of Bayern.

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The new Germany manager won seven titles in Munich, including back-to-back Bundesliga crowns and the Champions League.