Hansi Flick will remain as Bayern Munich interim coach until at least the end of the year. - © 2019 Getty Images
Hansi Flick will remain as Bayern Munich interim coach until at least the end of the year. - © 2019 Getty Images
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Hansi Flick to continue as Bayern Munich interim coach until "at least" the winter break

Hansi Flick will continue in his role as Bayern Munich interim coach for "at least" the rest of 2019, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed at the record champions' annual general meeting on Friday.

Flick, 54, has overseen two wins from as many games since replacing Niko Kovac on a temporary basis on 3 November. Bayern beat Olympiacos 2-0 to clinch their place in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds on his debut, before thrashing title rivals Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in his first league game at the helm.

"Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidzic and I made it public knowledge that Hansi Flick would remain in charge 'until further notice', after the Dortmund match," Rummenigge explained.

"And because we don't wish to be asked every Saturday whether Hansi will be in charge next week, I say to you, dear members: 'Until further notice' means he will oversee first-team duties until at least the winter break, and possibly beyond.

"He's impressed us with his training methods and tactics. He deals with the players well, and we like his congenial manner. I say with conviction: We trust Hansi Flick!"

Rummenigge also took time to express his gratitude to Flick's predecessor, Kovac. The Croatian, who like Flick represented the club as a player, masterminded a Bundesliga-DFB Cup double in his only full season as coach last term.

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"I would also like to thank Niko and Robert Kovac once again," he said. "We wish them all the best for the future."

Flick's next assignment at the Bayern helm is a trip to Fortuna Düsseldorf on 23 November. The record champions are four points behind leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach, whom they face away on 7 December, a week after hosting Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern have a further five competitive fixtures to contest in 2019, before the Bundesliga's customary winter break. They will resume their title defence away to Hertha Berlin on 19 January 2020.