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Hansi Flick was named permanent Bayern Munich manager in late 2019 after a relatively positive stretch of time as caretaker following the departure of Niko Kovac. It is only his third senior job in football management and by far the most prestigious.
Flick was born in Heidelberg in 1965. A midfielder from the very start of his football career, Flick was spotted by local outfit BSC Muckenloch in 1971 aged just six years old. The club were impressed with a player they saw as having the potential to become an enormous technical talent. He spent five years with the youth club, homing his skills and nurturing his gifts before he was again the subject of interest from another youth club. This time it was SpVgg NBeckargermund. He signed a contract to play for the team in 1976 and would go on to spend five of his formative years as a player with them.
In 1981, Flick's dream of playing for a professional club came true as he signed for SV Sandhuasen. SV are far from the most illustrious club in Germany but Flick was delighted all the same. He made his full debut in 1983 at the age of 18 and stayed with the Heidelberg side until he was 21.
At that age, Flick's abilities were there in bold for all to see. And, as it happened, Bayern Munich liked what they saw. The Bavarian club recruited him and he would go on to spend half a decade with the most prestigious club in Germany, making 105 appearances and scoring five goals.
A spell as a bit-part player with FC Koln followed before he spent the final years of his career with Victoria n Bammental as player manager.
After successful coaching the team, Flick was recruited by 1899 Hoffenheim. He spent five years with the village club before taking his first position outside of Germany with Red Bull Salzburg. In Austria, Flick was to perform the dual roles of assistant coach and sporting director. He spent less than a year in that position before leaving, however.
His destination was the German national team. Between 2006 and 2014, Flick was part of the historic German team that won the World Cup under Joachim Low. It is this, more than anything else, that give him such an eminent reputation in Germany.
Now, Flick has the possibility to prove himself at the top of the domestic game as well as the international one. He is sure to be relishing the task.