Hansi Flick’s future at Bayern Munich could be decided based on how his side perform against Chelsea in the Champions League.
Flick is currently the caretaker manager at the Allianz Arena until the end of the season after being placed in temporary charge following Niko Kovac’s departure at the beginning of November.
He has proven to be a big hit with the German giants, managing 13 wins, one draw and two defeats in his 16 games in charge and boasting the best points per game record of any Bayern boss as a result.
Several of the club’s stars have insisted he should be handed the job permanently, but as of yet, Bayern are yet to decide.
And according to BILD, how Bayern fare against Chelsea in the Champions League will play a huge part in their decision over the 54-year-old.
The newspaper says that Flick has five ‘duels’ in front of him that will decide on whether he gets the Bayern job permanently.
Two of those are their upcoming clashes against Chelsea in the Champions League last 16, with the two teams set to face each other in the first leg at Stamford Bridge next week.
A good result in both of those games, plus the DFB Cup against Schalke and the two Champions League quarter-finals in April, should they beat Chelsea, would go in his favour.
BILD say if he was able to reach the semi-finals, he would have ‘finally proven’ that he’s able to ‘master’ the Bundesliga but ‘big football’, aka European football as well.
In fact, according to their information, a decision on his future could be made before those potential semi-final games, adding further weight to next week’s trip to Chelsea.