Barcelona Hansi Takes Over As Barcelona New Manager

FC Barcelona and Hansi Flick have agreed an agreement that will see the German coach the men’s first squad until June 30, 2026.

The new coach signed a contract with FC Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta, first vice president Rafa Yuste, and sports director Anderson Luís de Souza, Deco.

Hansi Flick as coach is recognised for his teams’ high-pressing, intense, and daring style of play, which has given him immense success at club and international levels, winning nearly everything there is to win in the world of football.

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Born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1965, Flick began his coaching career in 1996 as a player-coach with FC Victoria Bammental.

He took over at Hoffenheim in 2000 and remained there for five seasons before transferring to RB Salzburng to join the coaching staff of Giovanni Trapattoni and Lothar Matthäus.

Following Jürgen Klinsmann’s retirement, Flick became the German national team’s assistant coach under Jürgen Löw in August 2006.

Löw and Flick guided Germany through a rebuilding phase before reaching the European Championship final in 2008.

The team advanced to the World Cup semi-finals in 2010, then to the same level in the European Championships in 2012 before winning the World Championship in Brazil in 2014.

Following the tournament’s victory, Flick left his position as assistant coach to the ‘Mannschaft’ and worked as a sporting director at the German Football Federation (DFB), returning to Hoffenheim as sporting director in 2017.

In the summer of 2019, Flick joined Bayern Munich as Nico Kovac’s assistant.

The Bavarian club fired their Croatian coach after only a few months, and Flick was appointed to caretaker first-team coach, a decision that would influence the trajectory of Bayern’s history.

Following a successful start, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge extended Flick’s contract until the end of the season.

Flick won 22 of his first 25 games in charge, beating Josep Guardiola’s 21.

The season concluded with the Munich club completing a historic treble, including a humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat against Flick’s team.

The German coach received the UEFA Coach of the Year award.

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