Julian Nagelsmann and FC Bayern Munich have split. For TV expert Dietmar Hamann, the release of the trainer is an understandable step.
Munich – What an international break that was! Only very few would have expected that FC Bayern Munich would change their coach in the same place: Julian Nagelsmann is history, Thomas Tuchel is the future. For Sky expert Didi Hamann it was a step that had already been indicated.
|Dietmar “Didi” Hamann|
|Born: August 27, 1973 (Age: 49 years old), Waldsassen|
|Football expert at Sky|
|Stations (including): FC Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, FC Liverpool, Manchester City|
|Achievements (including): Champions League winner, UEFA Cup winner, German champion, German and English cup winner|
FC Bayern separates from Julian Nagelsmann
The former midfielder of FC Bayern and FC Liverpool was now quite clear about Nagelsmann’s personnel. He considers the decision of the FCB bosses to be completely understandable. “He did a lot of things that cost him respect and credibility. And he has now paid the price for that,” said the former German international German press agency.
Bayern informed their coach of their decision on March 24. The night before it had already leaked that there was a separation in the room. Tuchel was then presented on March 25 – exactly a week before the classic between Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Hamann attacks Nagelsmann: “My sympathy is limited”
Hamann took in his dpa– Statements didn’t mince his words and continued to attack Nagelsmann: “Many say he’s being deprived of the chance to win three titles. I say: He had the chance to coach one of the best clubs in the world for 20 months. But he didn’t manage to get the whole team behind him for over 20 months. That’s why my sympathy is limited.”
The club management around CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic gave the coach “everything out of self-interest alone. And forgive one or the other slip-up,” he said. And further: “The greatest asset for a coach is credibility and that the players have respect for the coach. I don’t think that was the case in Munich anymore.”
Hamann criticizes Nagelsmann for his approach: “Something special”
Hamann, who won the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, the German championship, the DFB Cup and the FA Cup during his playing days, also criticized Nagelsmann for his approach to the games: “There was also part of the failure that Nagelsmann thought he could or must win the games by doing something special. Especially in Munich, the players win the games. If you try to give them too much, you take away their freedom and development opportunities and a large part of their strength.”
Hamann also noticed that Nagelsmann had been advised several times to just let the players do it – “but he had other ideas”. That will certainly not happen under Thomas Tuchel’s successor. He has the necessary foresight and a feeling for what he can and shouldn’t pass on to them,” Hamann continued. With a view to the top league game on Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Sky) against Borussia Dortmund, the change of coach in Munich came at a bad time for BVB. I assume that we will see a different Bayern team.”
Borussia Dortmund with good chances in the race for the championship
Hamann still sees good chances in the championship race for Dortmund, who are currently one point ahead. “If they don’t lose on Saturday, they are the favorites for the championship title for me. And if they lose, at least it’s not over yet. They’ve made up nine points, why shouldn’t they make up two again.”
Hamann had recently also sharply criticized national coach Hansi Flick and even called for his expulsion after the German national team had shown a terrible initial phase in the friendly against Belgium.
A new chapter begins for Nagelsmann. The former Bayern coach is said to have purchased a property on Lake Tegernsee. His girlfriend Lena Wurzenberger will also start her new job at BMW in April. (acl/dpa)