Bayern Munich extends contract with coach Flick until 2023

Hansi Flick has overseen Bayern Munich rising to the summit of Bundesliga this season since having taken over on an interim basis from Niko Kovac.

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick reacts in his technical area   -  Getty Images

German Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich has handed coach Hansi Flick a new contract keeping him at the club until 2023, the club announced on Friday.

“Bayern are very happy with Hansi Flick's work. The team has developed well under him and are playing attractive football,” said club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement.

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Flick, a former assistant to Germany coach Joachim Loew, took the reins at Bayern in November after his predecessor Niko Kovac was sacked.

Initially hired on an interim basis, the 55-year-old led Bayern from fourth back to the top of the table, and was rewarded with a contract until the end of this season.

His new deal will run until June 30, 2023.