Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dropped the biggest hint yet that current coach Hansi Flick may stay on beyond the end of this season, following the German giants' 3-0 hammering of Chelsea on Tuesday evening.
The 55-year-old stepped in to replace former coach Niko Kovac, who was sacked by the Bundesliga champions at the beginning of November, with Der FCB trailing several teams in the title race.
But Bayern have been much-improved since Flick's arrival and given their impressive upturn in form in both the league and Europe under the German coach, chief Rummenigge hinted that the interim boss is 'a good age' to continue his work beyond this season, as reported by Goal.
"Our coach turned 55 yesterday," Rummenigge said.
"This is a good age. We'll give you a pen in this red packet. Sometimes you sign papers with pens."
Bayern took a huge step towards the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, taking Chelsea apart at Stamford Bridge with some stunning and devastating football.
Former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry grabbed a brace for the German side before Robert Lewandowski rounded off the scoring to leave the Blues with an almost impossible task to undertake at the Allianz Arena.
Speaking after the match, Bayern boss Flick heaped praise on his team for their 'very good and focused performance' in West London, as the German giants controlled the match from start to finish, allowing Chelsea very little in the way of hope or attacking licence.
"It was a very good game and result from us. You have to say that the team did it pretty well what we gave them as a plan," Flick said.
"It was a very good and focused performance over the whole 90 minutes. That's why we are very happy that we could win this game with 3-0."
Bayern will now turn their attention back to league duty, as they travel to Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon, aiming to prolong their stay at the top of the Bundesliga.