Hansi Flick tells Bayern Munich he wants to leave club at end of season

The Bayern Munich coach, Hansi Flick, says he has informed the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, making the announcement after his side had earned a crucial 3-2 Bundesliga win at Wolfsburg.

“The situation is I told the team today that I informed the club during the week that I wanted to get out of my contract at the end of the season,” Flick told Sky in Germany. The 56-year-old has been heavily linked with the Germany job, with Joachim Löw set to quit after this summer’s European Championship.

The teenager Jamal Musiala scored twice in the first half to steer Bayern to a nervous victory at third-placed Wolfsburg on Saturday, helping them move seven points clear at the top with five matches left to play.

Three days after their Champions League quarter-final elimination by Paris Saint Germain, the Bavarian side made almost certain of their first silverware of the season after RB Leipzig had stumbled to a goalless draw against Hoffenheim on Friday.

Musiala put the visitors in front after 15 minutes when he weaved his way through three defenders in the box and fired in. The 18-year-old Germany international then added another with a looping header in the 37th to make it 3-1. He came close to a hat-trick a little later but his effort was cleared on the line.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had doubled Bayern’s lead in the 24th minute, but Wolfsburg’s Wout Weghorst cut the deficit in the 35th with his 19th goal of the season.

The Wolves pulled another goal back in the 54th with Maximilian Philipp but missed several chances to level through Weghorst and aJ érôme Roussillon shot in the 84th minute that flew just wide of the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s post.

Bayern, on track for a record-extending ninth straight league crown, are on 68 points, with RB Leipzig in second place on 61. Wolfsburg held on to third spot on 54 points despite their defeat after Eintracht Frankfurt’s 4-0 loss to Mönchengladbach left them a point behind the Wolves in fourth.

The top four finishers automatically qualify for the Champions League group stage. Last-placed Schalke 04 slumped to a 4-0 loss at Freiburg that all but sealed their relegation. The Royal Blues are 13 points behind the relegation play-off spot occupied by Hertha Berlin with five games left.