Lothar Matthäus calls for a tough analysis at Bayern. Two other experts advise the German record champions to have continuity.
Regardless of the outcome of the title fight in the Bundesliga, Lothar Matthäus believes that changes at FC Bayern Munich are urgently needed.
“It can’t go on like this at Bayern! There must now be a tough analysis and a relentless review with consequences, on and off the field. Regardless of names or positions,” said the record national player of the “Bild” newspaper.
Matthäus’ ex-club from Munich is two points behind Borussia Dortmund in the last match of the season next Saturday. “Overall, far too many mistakes were made,” said the 62-year-old. Both in the club leadership as well as sporty. “Not just this season, it started last season,” said Matthäus, citing the composition of the squad as an example: “Names were committed, but the question is, are they really Bayern players, Mia-san-Mia -Player? I didn’t see Mia-san-Mia in the second half against Leipzig.”
Bayern lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig on Saturday, and on Sunday BVB passed FC Augsburg 3-0 in the table.
Bruchhagen and Hamann: FC Bayern needs continuity
Former Bundesliga manager Heribert Bruchhagen and ex-national player Dietmar Hamann advise FC Bayern to have continuity in the management level. The best way to get out of a crisis is to keep the people involved, said the 74-year-old Bruchhagen on “Sky90”. That’s why he would keep Oliver Kahn as CEO and Hasan Salihamidzic as sports director. “In my view, a change at the top would not help FC Bayern at all,” said the former managing director of the German Football League.
The people involved could make assessments, were closely involved with all topics and would not be subject to different assessments like new people, Bruchhagen justified his opinion. At FC Bayern you have to state that you finished second, that the team was in poor form and that you didn’t achieve many goals. “And now we’re doing everything we can to get back into this position of strength. And continuity is the be-all and end-all,” said Bruchhagen.
Hamann also spoke out in favor of keeping Kahn as Bayern boss. FC Bayern is a group. “Leading it is no picnic,” said the football analyst. If something doesn’t suit the supervisory board, “she should tell him and give him the chance to do better,” said the ex-national player. In his view, even a season without a title for the record champions who are used to success would not be a reason to replace the management staff. “Conversely, that would mean that whenever you’re without a title for a year, the CEO is thrown out, as are the sports directors and the coach. That can’t be the solution,” said the 49-year-old.
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