Separation of Kahn and Salihamidzic was “without alternative and not without style”
Status: 7:35 p.m
From the point of view of Uli Hoeneß, the separation from the previous sporting leadership of FC Bayern was not without style. In an interview, the longtime Bayern man speaks plainly and names a few things that displeased him.
DFrom the point of view of Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß, the separation of CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic before the decisive Bundesliga game at 1. FC Köln was without alternative and not without style. “It would not have been fair to only discuss such important decisions with those affected 24 hours before the supervisory board meeting,” said Hoeneß in an interview with the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.
The supervisory board only met last Tuesday, three days after the 2-1 win in Cologne, which gave Munich the eleventh German championship title in a row ahead of Borussia Dortmund.
“We wanted Oliver and Hasan to find out directly from us, we wanted to keep the topic away from the team before the game in Cologne and we wanted to inform the public immediately after the announcement in the dressing room,” explained Hoeneß. Ultimately, the decision was not made dependent on the sporting performance. “The overall development was simply too unsatisfactory for that,” explained the 71-year-old. During the conversation with Kahn, it became temporarily loud.
Too long vacation for the team
Hoeneß said in the interview that he thought the timing of the separation from coach Julian Nagelsmann ten days before the Bundesliga summit against Dortmund was wrong. Nobody was involved in the decision. He accused Nagelsmann of having gone skiing after the previous 2-1 defeat in Leverkusen.
Hoeneß sees the vacation for the team during the winter break as too long. In his opinion, the current coach Thomas Tuchel suffered in the second half of the season because some players lacked basic stamina.
Hoeneß, who is also a member of the supervisory board, commented on his own role with a view to the 3-1 home defeat against RB Leipzig on the penultimate day of the game: “When I see how we are almost shown in the second half against Leipzig in our own stadium, I can Do not release! Maybe I’m just not allowed to go to the stadium anymore. But that wouldn’t be a solution either.”