FRANKFURT: The German DFB, as expected, has confirmed that it expects to open talks with Hansi Flick about becoming new national team coach in place of Joachim Löw after the Euro finals.

Flick’s move was flagged after he  announced on April 17 that he wished to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after disagreement over transfer policy with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.

The prospect increased after champions Bayern announced the contracting of RB Leipzig’s Julien Nagelsmann at the season’s end.

Flick previously spent 12 years with the DFB between 2006 and 2017 and was Löw’s assistant between 2006 and 2014. After the World Cup victory in Brazil, he became DFB sports director.

A DFB spokesman said: “It is well known that Hansi Flick is highly rated by the federation. We can confirm that in this context we are going to have conversations with him and the Bayern management,