Lothar Matthäus on Hansi Flick: “I trust him to be Bayern’s long-term coach.”

Former Bayern Munich and Germany international Lothar Matthäus believes that Hansi Flick is like a young Jupp Heynckes and should remain as coach of the Bundesliga club beyond the end of the season.

“If the success is there, and success doesn’t just mean winning several titles, Bayern should let him stay on. He’s like a young Jupp Heynckes,” Matthäus told Kicker. “He both knows how to convince the players and make them laugh. That’s important in Munich. It’s also about the atmosphere.

“You have to remember that it wasn’t and isn’t an easy situation for him. Bayern have had to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and didn’t get off to a good start. I trust Hansi to be Bayern’s long-term coach.”

Flick was given a contract until the end of the season after taking over as interim following the sacking of Niko Kovač.

Talks between Flick and Bayern Munich bosses are expected to resume in April to discuss whether the 54-year-old will sign a long-term deal.

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