FC Barcelona or Bayern? Hansi Flick decides who to join this summer

Hansi Flick wants to return coaching in the club level; Bayern and Barca are interested.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Hansi Flick is a candidate to coach Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona.
Hansi Flick is a candidate to coach Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona.
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FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich are both looking for new managers for next season. Xavi confirmed to leave the Catalan club this summer, while Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel agreed to part ways at the end of the season. While Barca has had more time to look at many options as their new coach, Bayern have already tracked down one of their targets.

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FC Barcelona has many managers on their wishlist to become the next Barca coach after Xavi. Many names like Roberto De Zerbi, Jurgen Klopp, and Hansi Flick are top targets for the Catalan club. Klopp is eliminated from the list as the German coach is firm with his decision to take a one-year break starting in the summer. De Zerbi is a top candidate to become the new Barca manager, but the club does not want to pay a release clause that could reach 15 million euros for his services from Brighton and Hove Albion. This leaves Flick to be the favorite to become the new Barca coach, as FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta is a fan of his.

Gundogan was asked about Flick potentially becoming his coach at Barca after being his manager in the German national team. Gundogan said, "It’s not my area, but all I can say is that Hansi Flick is not only a great person but also a great coach. He arrived in the national team in a very difficult situation, but he was always honest, and I respected him a lot”.

Bayern Munich is interested in bringing in Xabi Alonso, but if Alonso moves to Liverpool, Bayern would like to bring Flick back again as their manager next season. Flick found success at Bayern Munich in the 2019/2020 season, winning a treble after taking over in November 2019.

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Despite managing Bayern Munich in the past, Flick prefers to coach FC Barcelona next season

Fabrizio Romano reports that Hansi Flick prefers joining FC Barcelona over returning to Bayern Munich. He would love to coach Barça. Flick has no intention of being an emergency solution at Bayern. The coach is leaning more towards a long-term project like FC Barcelona, who is showing interest.

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