During the past eight months, FC Bayern has won six trophies: in addition to the German Championship, DFB Cup and Champions League, as well as the German Supercup and UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup has just been lifted. So, the Munich men have added another chapter to their long tale of success. But boss Hansi Flick has also made history since, since taking the helm in November 2019, the 55-year-old coach has now won more trophies than he has lost competitive matches.
In the past 16 months, the record champions have played 68 competitive matches, suffering just five defeats; four in the Bundesliga, and won on penalties in the DFB Cup against Holstein Kiel’s Bundesliga 2 side. That contrasts sharply with 58 wins and five draws. Most possibly, this is a unique record for a coach whose players won the title of the world’s best club team on Thursday night in Qatar, winning against Mexican champions Tigres UANL.
“The development over the past year has been just phenomenal,” enthused Flick after the final 1-0 cup victory, putting the success of the team in the spotlight. “What this team has achieved is simply outstanding. They’ve achieved something historic – six titles in one season. Only Barcelona have managed that so far. This is, without doubt, the best season FC Bayern München – even with all their success – have ever played,” added Flick, who was pleased with the “huge success” and a “terrific, an outstanding team performance”
On Thursday evening, Flick’s praise came from former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who also won six titles with the Catalan team in 2009. “I am so proud. Huge congratulations to everyone, especially Hansi, the players, and the backroom staff,” said Guardiola, who moved to Manchester City from Munich in 2016 and then signed off with a “Mia san mia”
The flick also paid tribute to his team of coaches, who were “very proud” of the accomplishments they had accomplished. “My compliments to my coaching team and the whole staff. It’s outstanding how they have worked recently.”
Flick gave the team two days off after returning to Munich on Friday morning. On Sunday, the record champions will then start preparing on Monday night for their next home Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld.
“There’s no respite. We just have to keep going, that’s our job,” said the manager, who is keen to expand on his success record.