RECORDS tumble quite frequently when you're Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga giants are chasing an EIGHTH consecutive league title as they return to action on May 17 against Union Berlin.
Currently top of the table with Dortmund for company, new boss Hans-Dieter Flick is confident of keeping the Bundesliga trophy at the Allianz for another year.
Who is Hans-Dieter Flick?
Born in February 1965, Flick was tenacious midfielder who started his pro career with German side Koln.
His playing days lasted nearly two decades and he made over 100 appearances for Bayern between 1985 and 1990.
Capped at youth level for his country, his career ended in 1993 due to injuries and Flick headed into coaching.
Starting at the very bottom of the ladder, he worked his way up from the humble surroundings of fifth-tier side Viktoria Bammental to be assistant of the German national team a decade later.
Flick served as number two for Die Mannschaft from 2006 to 2014, before heading back to Munich in 2019 and the club he played for two decades previous.
Although originally No2 to Niko Kovac, when the Croatian left in November last year Flick was placed in temporary charge.
Performances were good in the first month of his spell and bosses moved to appoint him on a permanent deal, signed on December 22.
Since then, Flick has guided Bayern back to the top of the Bundesliga and they restart the season in first place.
His current contract runs through to 2023, with the deal extended during the coronavirus suspension.
What trophies has he won?
It's 24 years since Flick took on his first managerial position and he stayed with Victoria Bammental for four years, before departing to Hoffenheim.
During his playing career, he was part of a successful Bayern side which won four Bundesliga titles.
Those were all won consecutively between 1986-1990, while he also pocketed a DFB-Pokal triumph in 1986.
Flick's managerial and coaching career has spanned over two decades, with his clubs as follows:
- Victoria Bammental 1996–2000
- 1899 Hoffenheim 2000–2005
- RB Salzburg (assistant) 2006
- Germany (assistant) 2006–2014
- Bayern Munich (assistant) 2019
- Bayern Munich 2019-present
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