Hansi Flick is the new coach of FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Hansi Film reached an agreement for the Germans to become coach of the men's first football team until June 30, 2026. The new coach signed a contract in the offices of the Club accalong with FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta; the first vice president responsible for the sports sector, Rafa Yuste and the sports director of the Club, Anderson Luís de Souza, Deco.

A champion for a coach

By calling on Hansi Flick as coach, FC Barcelona chose a man well known for his the high pressing, intense and daring style of play of the teams which has brought him great success at club and international level, winning just about everything there is to win in the world of football.

Born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1965, Flick began his coaching career in 1996 as player-coach at FC Victoria Bammental. In 2000, he took over at Hoffenheim where he stayed for five seasons before joining RB Salzburng to be part of the coaching team of Giovanni Trapattoni and Lothar Matthäus.

Six years at Löw

In August 2006, Flick became assistant coach to Jürgen Löw within the German national team following the resignation of Jürgen Klinsmann. Löw and Flick led Germany through a rebuilding phase and then to the final of the European Championships in 2008.

In 2010, the team reached the semi-final of the World Cup, the same stage of the European Championships in 2012, before being crowned world champions in 2014 in Brazil.

Six trophies

After the success of the tournament, Flick left his position as Mannschaft assistant coach and accepted the position of sporting director at the German Football Association (DFB) before returning to Hoffenheim in 2017 as sporting director. In the summer of 2019, Flick arrived at Bayern Munich as an assistant to Nico Kovac.

The Bavarian club sacked their Croatian coach after just a few months on the job and Flick was promoted to interim first-team coach, a move that would change the course of Bayern's history. After a good start, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed Flick in the position until the end of the season. Flick recorded 22 wins in his first 25 games in charge, surpassing Josep Guardiola's figures of 21 wins in his first 25 matches.

The season ended with a historic treble for the Munich club, including a painful 8-2 defeat for Barça in the Champions League against Flick's side. The German coach received the UEFA Coach of the Year award.

Deadly Lewandowski

After winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League, Bayern completed the series with victory in the German Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, repeating the feat achieved by Pep Guardiola's Barça in 2009.

Striker Robert Lewandowski played his part in the team's success, averaging over a goal per game under Flick. In the 2020/21 season, Bayern retained the league title before the manager informed the club that he would be leaving to face the German national team.

After eight wins in eight matches in charge, Hansi Flick's side lost to Japan at the Qatar 2022 World Cup and were eliminated from the tournament in the group stage. After even more negative results, Flick was sacked as Germany coach a few months later.

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