Germany: Hansi Flick to take over from Joachim Low after delayed Euro 2020

Hansi Flick has signed a contract with German national team, which expires in 2024

Departing Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick will take over from Joachim Low as Germany manager after this summer’s European Championships.

Low is stepping away from the role following the delayed Euro 2020, having been in charge of the Die Mannschaft since 2006.

Joachim Low is stepping down as Germany boss after 15 years at the helm. Photo by Sky Sports

Flick has signed a contract to be Germany manager until the summer of 2024.

“I am hugely excited, because I see the class of players, and especially young players, which we have in Germany,” said 56-year-old Flick.

Germany national team director Oliver Bierhoff added: “He was top of my wish list from the very start.”

Flick said in April that he was leaving Bayern at the end of the season and will be replaced by RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann.

Flick was Low’s assistant with Germany from 2006 to 2014, stepping down from the role after they won the World Cup in Brazil.

He joined Bayern as Niko Kovac’s assistant in the summer of 2019 and took over as interim boss when the former Croatia international was sacked the following November.

Flick then oversaw a dramatic upturn in fortunes, winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League in the 2019-20 season, earning him a permanent three-year contract.

Bayern also won the Club World Cup in February, Flick’s sixth trophy in his first 16 months in charge of the Bavarian giants.

However, this season he became frustrated with the lack of new signings and, despite holding onto the Bundesliga title, they were knocked out of the Champions League by Paris St-Germain at the quarter-final stage.

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