“Nagelsmann shouldn’t have gone on a skiing holiday”
Uli Hoeneß is now also involved in the debate about the dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann. After the dispute between Oliver Kahn and Lothar Matthäus, the honorary president takes a stand – and is full of praise for successor Thomas Tuchel.
Ohe was sitting in the stands. Right next to his brother Dieter. Uli Hoeneß seemed satisfied as he watched the top game between FC Bayern and BVB on Saturday evening. The Munich honorary president was delighted with his club’s 4-2 win. He beamed and clapped when the game was over – and complimented the team on Sunday morning to the “Kicker”. According to Hoeneß, she would have withstood the pressure.
Of course, Hoeneß did not miss the debate between Sky expert and record national player Lothar Matthäus and Oliver Kahn, Bayern CEO. The central question that arises: Who is telling the truth?
Did FC Bayern actually try to reach Julian Nagelsmann and inform them of his imminent dismissal? Nagelsmann’s management publicly denied that in a statement on Saturday evening. Hoeneß, on the other hand, believes the board members Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. “I don’t see a problem for FC Bayern, but rather for Lothar Matthäus. He has to prove his statements.” Matthäus had accused Kahn of lying.
Praise for new coach Tuchel
For Uli Hoeneß, however, much more decisive, according to the “Kicker”, is a reason for Nagelsmann’s release, which has not yet been discussed: “Julian Nagelsmann should have after the defeat in Leverkusen (1:2, d. R.) are not allowed to go on a skiing holiday. If he had stayed in Munich, they would have sat down and talked on Monday or Tuesday. And who knows what would have happened then?”
According to Hoeneß, the sporting trend spoke against a holiday. Also the fact that a few players like Thomas Müller stayed in Munich during the international break with whom you could have trained. But why didn’t the bosses stop Nagelsmann from vacationing? “I’m pretty sure they didn’t know. A head coach doesn’t have to ask about a vacation,” says Hoeneß.
The 71-year-old also assumes that Nagelsmann would still be a Bayern coach without Thomas Tuchel’s commitment. The Honorary President, in turn, considers this “the ideal solution. His two press conferences were summa cum laude, a phrase fit for the press. This is Bayern Munich. He internalized this club in two days.”
At a press conference on Friday, Tuchel reported on a phone call with Hoeneß – and explained why it was important for him to get in touch before his engagement. “FC Bayern is Uli Hoeneß. Uli Hoeness is FC Bayern. That’s why it was very important to me to talk to him on the phone before I signed,” said Tuchel and revealed: “I had the opportunity to speak to him personally this week. I wanted to let him know that I’m doing my best to take good care of his club.”