Flick's historic record - more trophies than defeats
FC Bayern have bagged six trophies in the past eight months: In addition to the treble of the German championship, DFB Cup and Champions League, as well as the German Supercup and UEFA Super Cup, they've just lifted the FIFA Club World Cup. So the men from Munich have added another chapter to their long success story. But boss Hansi Flick has also made history, for the 55-year-old coach has now won more trophies than he's lost competitive matches since taking the reins in November 2019.
58 wins, 5 draws, 5 defeats
The record champions have played 68 competitive matches in the past 16 months, suffering just five defeats; four in the Bundesliga and one on penalties in the DFB Cup against Bundesliga 2 outfit Holstein Kiel. That's in stark contrast to 58 wins and five draws. It's most probably a unique record for a coach, whose players clinched the title of best club team in the world on Thursday evening in Qatar with the win against Mexican champions Tigres UANL.
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Flick with high praise for his team
"The development over the past year has been just phenomenal," Flick enthused after the 1-0 cup final win, putting the team performance 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 delighted with the "huge success" and a "terrific, an outstanding team performance".
Congratulations from Pep Guardiola
Praise for Flick arrived on Thursday evening 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 from Munich to Manchester City in 2016, and who then signed off with a "Mia san mia".
Flick also paid tribute to his coaching team who were "very proud" of the successes they had achieved. "My compliments to my coaching team and the whole staff. It's outstanding how they have worked recently." After returning to Munich on Friday morning, Flick gave the team two days off. On Sunday, the record champions will then start preparing for their next Bundesliga home game against Arminia Bielefeld on Monday evening. "There's no respite. We just have to keep going, that's our job," said the boss, who is keen to build on his record of success.
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