‘The only alternative seems to be Thomas Tuchel. Whether he fits better than Hansi Flick, I doubt very much’: Lothar Matthaus backs Bayern interim manager to be appointed full-time

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has endorsed the idea of Hansi Flick becoming the club’s permanent manager.

Flick is currently Bayern’s interim boss following the sacking of Niko Kovac in November.

Flick’s appointment has revived Bayern’s fortunes as they remain on course to fight for a treble.

Lothar Matthaus backs Bayern interim manager Hansi Flick to be appointed full-time

Hansi Flick should be the next Bayern Munich manager, believes club legend Lothar Matthaus

Calls for the 55-year-old to become the full-time Allianz Arena manager are growing stronger with Mattheus the latest to support these cries.

‘The only alternative seems to be Thomas Tuchel. Whether he fits better than Flick at Bayern, I dare to say I doubt that very much,’ he told Sky Sport Germany.

‘Let’s put it this way, if two of the greatest Bayern coaches of all time, namely Jupp Heynckes and Ottmar Hitzfeld, are in favour of a future for Flick at Bayern, I can only agree.

‘Since he has been there, there has been peace and unity in the club and especially in the team.

Lothar Matthaus backs Bayern interim manager Hansi Flick to be appointed full-time

Matthaus has hailed the job of Flick at the Allianz Arena since becoming interim boss last year

‘Nobody complains because they are not allowed to play or because they don’t like the training. No one expresses a derogatory manner towards the manager or publicly expresses their frustration. That is all his doing.

‘And in all this it should not be forgotten that the Bavarians usually play really beautiful, dominant and winning football. Even Robert Lewandowski can be replaced for a few games.

‘Of course, they may end up not winning the title or drop out of the Champions League, but you can’t wait till the end of the season to offer a contract, it must be determined on sporting results, and who would do better than Flick at the moment?’ 

Lothar Matthaus backs Bayern interim manager Hansi Flick to be appointed full-time

Bayern are revitalised under the 55-year-old and remain in the hunt to win the treble this term

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