Manuel Neuer’s new contract at Bayern Munich means another club great will be on hand to try and shape the Hansi Flick era.
Former Germany assistant Flick took on his full-time post as head coach at the start of April, after impressing as an interim replacement for Niko Kovac.
The club then moved quickly to secure Thomas Muller until 2023, with the versatile forward enjoying a resurgent campaign at the Allianz Arena – contributing six goals and 16 assists in 26 Bundesliga games.
Despite playing down suggestions his own new deal was imminent following last weekend’s 2-0 win at Union Berlin, Neuer has now joined Muller in committing until the end of 2022-23.
The 34-year-old appears ready to face a potential battle for his first-team place, with Alexander Nubel poised to make the same move from Schalke that he made almost a decade ago, although an 11th clean sheet of