After Xavi announced his departure from Barcelona at the end of the season, the club initiated the search for his replacement. Reports suggest that former treble-winning coach Hansi Flick has expressed interest in the position.
Flick, renowned for leading Bayern Munich to three major trophies in the 2019-20 season, including the UEFA Champions League, is reportedly keen on taking over at Barcelona.
According to Alfredo Martinez (via Barca Universal), Flick, who previously coached the German national team, is actively learning Spanish and seeking Spanish-speaking assistants to aid him in the transition. However, stepping into this role comes with significant challenges.
Flick will have to navigate Barcelona’s precarious financial situation while facing high expectations from fans eager to see the club return to the pinnacle of La Liga. With the Blaugrana currently trailing Real Madrid by 11 points, expectations for a swift resurgence are palpable.
Flick’s track record includes an impressive array of trophies during his tenure at Bayern Munich, where he secured the FIFA Club World Cup, Bundesliga titles, and the UEFA Champions League. These achievements underscore his managerial prowess and make him a compelling candidate for Barcelona’s top job.