Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the club's interim head coach Hansi Flick will remain in charge at the Allianz Arena until at least Christmas.
Flick stepped into the role following the dismissal of Niko Kovac earlier this month - who he had previously served under as assistant manager.
Since taking over, the German has steered Bayern to impressive wins over Olympiacos in the Champions League and against Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker.
These stellar results have seemingly convinced the club's board to extend Flick's period in charge and their decision was announced at the Bavarians' recent annual general meeting.
"I have held talks with Hansi in the past days, and he told me reporters keep asking him if he will be in charge the next game...I can say that until further notice means he will be in charge at least until Christmas, or maybe even beyond," Rummenigge said, quoted by The Guardian.
The Bayern CEO was full of praise for Flick at the meeting, commending the impact that he has had on the player since taking charge.
"He has an impressive idea of training and tactics," Rummenigge began. "His handling of the players is very good, and we like his pleasant demeanour. I’m telling you with absolute conviction: we trust Hansi Flick."
Bayern's new boss has also been warmly received by the players. Speaking to Polish TV
channel TVN24 (via The Guardian), Robert Lewandowski pleaded for Flick to be given the job until the end of the season.
"I believe that Hansi is the right man. He should have a chance to be our coach, at least until the end of the season...in a short time, he has shown us what we can do to improve," the striker claimed.
Flick's next task as Bayern boss will be trying to secure a result against struggling Fortuna Dusseldorf after the international break, before his side travel to Belgrade to face Crvena zvezda in the Champions League.