The clear favourite, and deservedly so. After taking the reins at Bayern Munich in the wake of Niko Kovac’s dismissal in December 2019, Hansi Flick proceeded to embark on the most successful debut season by a manager in Europe since Pep Guardiola’s debut campaign with Barcelona back in 2008/09.
Assistant to Niko Kovac throughout 2019, Flick’s effect on the Bayern squad was instantaneous, spurring an immediate upturn in form as a series of underwhelming performances - culminating in a 5-1 defeat away at Eintracht Frankfurt, resulting in Kovac’s dismissal - were brushed under the carpet as Bayern lost only 3 of the next 41 games proceeding the German’s appointment.
Not only did Bayern claim a historic eighth consecutive Bundesliga title, but the Bavarians also won the domestic DFB-Pokal and the Champions League, making it both their 13th league and cup double and their second continental treble - a landmark only previously reached by Barcelona.
Bayern’s unwavering form under Flick shows no sign of ceasing this season, either, as they sit top of the Bundesliga table and, after beating Sevilla 3-2 in UEFA Super Cup, with a trophy already to their name. Seasons as successful as that of Bayern Munich in 2019/20 seldom come around in a club’s lifespan, never mind in the first season of a manager’s rein.
Understandably so, Flick will take some beating and he was last priced at 1/16.