Hansi Flick will continue as Bayern Munich head coach “until further notice” following the 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said.
In his first Bundesliga match in interim charge of the first team, Flick watched his side dispatch Dortmund in clinical fashion at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Two goals from Robert Lewandowski, one from Serge Gnabry and an own goal from Mats Hummels made it two wins from two for Bayern this week following a 2-0 Champions League defeat of Olympiacos on Wednesday.
Bayern have been linked with Erik ten Hag, Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in their search for a full-time successor for Kovac, with Wenger stating on Friday that he expects to hold talks with chairman Rummenigge next week.
However, it seems Flick will stay in charge for the time being, with Rummenigge telling Sky: “We will continue with Flick until further notice.
“When asked if Flick would be in the role for the Bundesliga match at Fortuna Dusseldorf on November 23, Rummenigge replied: “You can expect that.”
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Martinez, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka (Thiago 72′); Gnabry (Coutinho 70′), Muller, Coman (Perisic 75′); Lewandowski
Substitues not used: Cuisance, Tolisso, Ulreich, Lukas Mai
Goals: Lewandowski (17′) (76′), Gnabry (47′), Hummels OG (80′)
Booked: Coman, Kimmich
Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-2-3-1): Burki; Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz; Witsel, Weigl (Alcacer 61′); Sancho (Guerreiro 36′), Brandt, Hazard; Gotze (Reus 61′)
Substitues not used: Zagadou, Delaney, Dahoud, Piszczek, Bruun Larsen, Hitz
Manager: Lucien Favre Referee – Felix Zwayer
The Allianz Arena crowd briefly thought Gnabry had doubled the lead, tapping home from close range, but the offside was clear enough. Nonetheless, they reached half-time comprehensively on top.
Dortmund needed drastic improvement but the opening moments of the second half were hardly encouraging.
Muller was set free in acres of space down the left and crossed low into the Dortmund box where two red shirts waited.
Lewandowski slipped as he tried to turn it home but Gnabry was poaching at the back post to double Bayern’s lead.
The goal was confirmed following a VAR check for offside against Muller.
Bayern didn’t panic and instead extended their lead. Inevitably, it was Lewandowski again, finishing coolly from close range after Muller dinked in a cross.
To be honest, they were queuing up to score.And likewise 10 minutes from time when Ivan Perisic crossed and Thiago attempted to guide the ball home at the near post, the ball deflecting past Burki off the leg of Hummels. The indignity was complete.