Nagelsmann, Bild balances the names of the “slingers”


Dismissed from the bench of Bayern Munich last week in full international break, Julian Nagelsmann would have indeed been dropped by part of his locker room according to the German press.

If Antonio Conte’s dismissal at Tottenham was rather predictable after his huge rant against his players and his management, that of the now ex-Bayern Munich coach was very much. Dropped by his management then replaced by Thomas Tuchel, Nagelsmann had nevertheless posted a satisfactory record since the start of the season with 8 wins in 8 Champions League games (quarter-finals to come against Manchester City), a 2nd place in the Bundesliga just behind Borussia Dortmund and qualification for the quarter-finals of the German Cup (April 4 against Freiburg). The managers were visibly disappointed with the team’s results in the league and Sky Germany understands that management saw red when the young German technician allowed himself to enjoy a skiing holiday in Austria during this international break while the non-internationals continue to train.

Six slingers in the locker room?

The German press also specifies that one of the arguments that hit the mark in the eyes of the leaders of Bayern Munich concerns the locker room. At least six players would have pushed behind the scenes to cause the departure of the young German technician. Although several executives supported Nagelsmann until the end, such as Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich, Picture explains Manuel Neuer and his lining Sven Ulreich were part of the slingers. In this list, we also find Serge Gnabry, Sadio Mané, Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala and Joao Cancelo. The Portuguese side, on loan from Manchester City, for example, demanded more playing time while others had a little trouble with their coach’s management methods.

The official version of Bayern

Through the voice of its president, Oliver Kahn, the German champion had justified this decision in a much more pragmatic way. “We have come to the conclusion that the quality of our team – despite the Bundesliga title last year – is less and less in the spotlight. Since the World Cup, the results and the spectacle have not been up to par. The lack of consistency in performance has cast doubt on our goals for this season, but also on our goals for the future. That is why we have decided to act now”he explained last Friday.

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