Bayern chief Rummenigge drops Flick future hint

Bayern Munich

Hansi Flick could remain in charge of Bayern Munich until the end of the season, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted on Sunday.

The 54-year-old former midfielder was installed as boss on an interim basis after Niko Kovac was sacked following a 5-1 Bundesliga defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt last month.

Flick was given the role at least until the winter break later this month, but there now seems to a real possibility that he will remain at the helm for a longer spell.

Ironically, after guiding the Bavarian giants to four consecutive wins in all competitions in which the side avoided conceding a goal, the news that Flick could stay on came after Saturday’s surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Rummenigge said: “We’ve agreed that we will sit down after the last game, discuss and possibly continue with him beyond the winter.

“The important thing in football is the quality of play and the game plan. And we have that with Hansi Flick.

“For me nothing has changed after last night’s game, we’re very satisfied with him.”

Bayern’s second defeat in four Bundesliga matches leaves them fourth in the table, three points adrift of leaders RB Leipzig.

Borussia Monchengladbach will go four points clear of Bayern if they win on Sunday while the two sides are set to face each other at Borussia-Park next weekend.

Flick has already guided Bayern into the last-16 of the Champions League with one Group B game against Tottenham at the Allianz Arena to come later this month.