“Secret offer” to the EPL director for three months after his appointment

However, he is a Premier League manager who has been on a roll not long after taking office, raising questions.

Sky Sports Germany said on the 12th (Korea Standard Time) that Bayern Munich contacted Oliver Glasner (49), the head coach of Crystal Palace, before negotiating with Flick.

“Munich has decided to negotiate with Flick as a new coach candidate after getting rejected by Ralf Rangnick (65), the Austrian national team coach,” the media said. “However, prior to Flick, Munich contacted another old acquaintance. The main character is Glasner.”

“Glassner is a long-time friend of the Munich sports director Christophe Freund (46). There were conversations, but Crystal Palace informed us that they could not give up Glassner,” he added.

Glasner is an Austrian-born coach who retired in 2011 and began his leadership career in 2011. After playing for Salzburg, Lippering, SV Reid, and LASK (above Austria), he made his Bundesliga debut as Wolfsburg coach in 2019.

After spending two seasons with Wolfsburg, Glasner took the helm of Einracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2021. In his first season with the club, Glasner won the UEFA Europa League title during the 2021-2022 season. From the group stage to the final against Rangers, Frankfurt amassed no loss and won the title with eight wins and five draws.

In particular, he advanced to the semifinals with one win and one draw against Barcelona, a prestigious Spanish team, and advanced to the final with two wins against West Ham United (England).

In the final match against Rangers (Scotland), led by Giovanni van Bronckhorst (49), he won the Europa League trophy for the first time in 42 years since the 1979-1980 season when former coach Cha Bum-keun played.

Glasner has since taken charge of Frankfurt until the 2022-2023 season and has been resting his baton. Then, on Feb. 21, manager Roy Hodgson (76) is making his first Premier League appearance on a four-year contract with Crystal Palace, who retired due to health reasons.

Since Glasner’s inauguration, Palace has been cruising with six wins, three draws and three losses in 12 league games. It is a remarkable turnaround given that Hodgson had only six wins in 24 games this season.

Munich intended to omit Glasner, who had been on the rise, after the end of the season. However, it was not easy to remove a coach who had only been appointed for three months. In the end, Munich was rebuffed by its long-time best friend and reached out to Flick, who had won the sixth gold medal.

German media Bild reported on the 8th that former German national soccer team coach Flick was nominated for Munich’s new coach.

“I contacted Manchester United coach Erik tenghach (54) to see if Max Eberle (50) has a fundamental will to take charge of Munich. According to our information, Turnhach no longer receives any contact from Munich. He stressed recently that he wants to start a new season at Manchester United.”

The media outlet also said, “Flick has emerged as a hot candidate. Directors Carl Heinz Lumenighe (68), CEO Jan Christian Dresen (56), and Eberlle will help Flick. Munich Chairman Herbert Heiner (69) is neutral on the matter in terms of good and more complex aspects. However, he recognized his achievements in winning six awards.”
In addition, the media said, “The 47-year-old former sports director Hasan Salihamijii and the person who caused conflict with Flick left the team in 56th last year. We are discussing with honorary chairman Uli Houness (72),” adding that discussions are taking place within the club again.

In February, Munich had already agreed to separate from coach Thomas Tuchel (51) at the end of this season. It was under contract until the summer of 2025, but the decision was made at a time when the possibility of failing to win 12 consecutive Bundesliga titles increased. In fact, Munich lost the Bundesliga title to Bayer Leverkusen.

Then, Munich sought a new coach. Starting with Leverkusen coach Xavi Alonso (42), Aston Villa manager Unai Emery (36), and German national football team Julian Nagelsmann (36) rejected the offer.

Nagelsmann was originally contracted until UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany in June, but the German Football Federation (DFB) quickly re-signed to the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup (co-hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico) in the summer of 2026.

The next option for Munich was Ralf Rangnick, manager of the Austrian national football team. Rangnick’s career as a manager as well as his managerial career as a manager of Red Bull’s management team was a good option for Munich in many ways.

The Austrian Football Association said on its official channel on the 2nd that Rangnick will lead the Austrian national team even after the 2024 UEFA Euro 2024.

Since then, Munich has been sluggish at Manchester United (England), perhaps in a hurry, but has contacted coach Eric Turnhach, who has experienced Bayern Munich’s B team in the past.

However, Munich turned to Flick again as Turnhach, who is in his second season with Manchester United, performed the worst ever.스포츠토토

Flick replaced Nico Kovac in November 2019 after he was replaced as Kovac’s head coach during the 2019-2020 season. He also succeeded in making the UEFA Champions League-Bundesliga-DFB Pokal this season. He won the following FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and even the German Super Cup, earning him six gold medals.

Flick, who left Munich after winning the Bundesliga in the 2020-2021 season, led the national team to replace former German coach Joachim Loeb, who stepped down after Euro 2020.

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