Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has said he wants to be released from his contract after the season.
Flick said after Bayern’s 3-2 victory in the Bundesliga over Wolfsburg on Saturday that he had informed the club’s bosses in the middle of the week of his decision.
The coach added that he told the players about his decision after Saturday’s match, which gave Bayern a seven-point lead in the Bundesliga. There was no immediate reaction from the club.
Flick did not give details, but in the last few months he has had a strained relationship with Munich board member Hassan Salihamidzic. He also did not confirm whether he intends to succeed Joachim Loew as national team coach this summer, but acknowledged that this is “an option that every coach should consider”.
Flick, a former Lowe’s assistant, became Munich’s coach in November 2019 and won six titles with the team last season.