Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title last season and deservedly so, finishing two points clear of Dortmund. Lucas Hernández and Benjamin Pavard were brought in to bolster an already stingy defence, and Ivan Perisic joined on-loan from Inter to cover for the outgoing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry.
However, this season didn’t start as smoothly as expected, with Niko Kovac losing his job in November after a humbling 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, left them fourth in the league. His assistant manager, Hansi Flick, took over and they have gone from strength to strength from there.
Though the German manager, holds the distinction of serving as Joachim Löw’s assistant, during Germany’s 2014 World Cup winning run, it is his stint at Bayern, as a midfielder from 1985-1990, that has proved key to his seamless transition, to the position of head coach. He has ushered in a new era at the club by smoothly navigating the transition period. The blending of experience and youth has resulted in the emergence of a potent outfit, that looked set to continue Bayern’s dominance of the Bundesliga and mount a serious challenge for the Champions League.
They are currently top of the league and look set to add another Bundesliga championship, to their already stacked trophy cabinet.