FC Bayern: Crystal Palace wanted 100 million euros for Glasner’s move

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Crystal Palace wanted 100 million euros for Glasner’s move to FC Bayern

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The search for a successor to Thomas Tuchel is increasingly becoming a problem for FC Bayern. Coach Oliver Glasner would have liked to come to Munich, but his club demanded an exceptionally high fee for a transfer.

FC Bayern’s search for a coach currently seems to be becoming a never-ending story with strange twists and turns. The German industry leader, who is used to convincing every candidate to work in Munich with the snap of his fingers, is currently having to deal with an unprecedented wave of rejections: After Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann and Ralf Rangnick, the next coach is now on the list: Oliver Glasner.

As BILD reports, the Austrian would have been only too happy to switch to the record football champions. But his club Crystal Palace opposed it – with an incredible financial demand. Accordingly, the English first division club would have requested a transfer fee of 100 million euros for its bank employee, who is under contract until the summer of 2026. An incredible sum for a coach. Until now, the 25 million euros that Munich paid to RB Leipzig in 2021 for the transfer of Nagelsmann was considered the highest fee ever in world football for a coach.

Successful in the motherland of football: Oliver Glasner. The coach has won five of the last six games with Palace

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Bayern had only invested 100 million euros once: before the current season, they used it to lure Tottenham star Harry Kane. The search for a successor to Thomas Tuchel, who left at the end of the season, continues – and is clouding the mood among the responsible protagonists in Munich.

“Won’t comment on a single name”

Sports director Max Eberl is now very annoyed that the search for trainers, which has been going on for two and a half months, is still not over. “We said that we actually wanted to be finished in April,” said Eberl after his club’s 2-0 win against VfL Wolfsburg. “We’re now in the middle of May, and of course we’re also annoyed that it hasn’t worked as we imagined.”

As usual, Eberl did not comment on the names of possible new trainers. The former Munich “seven title coach” Hansi Flick is still considered a candidate. As does Roberto De Zerbi from Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. “I won’t comment on a single name until we really have the ink dry and the coach has signed,” said Eberl. According to the TV channel Sport1, Flick is “very unlikely” to be a coach in Munich again.

On the continued search for a new coach: Max Eberl

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As mentioned above, Leverkusen’s master coach Alonso, national coach Nagelsmann and Austria’s team boss Rangnick do not see their future in Munich. Information from other rumored candidates – like Glasner – also leaked out from time to time. “It is covered very, very much, not only by the media, but also by the protagonists themselves,” said Eberl.

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“Now, of course, we have to try to find the best one. “We are having discussions,” he explained. “We are having discussions and want to try to find the new coach as quickly as possible.” This is also important for squad planning.

After coach Tuchel was not officially farewelled during his last home game in Munich, Eberl did not want to respond to speculation about his continued employment. The agreement for Tuchel to leave the club in the summer had already been concluded when he took office in March, said the 50-year-old. “During that time it was confirmed again by both sides that this was the case and accordingly there is nothing else to say.”


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