At FC Bayern, they don’t think much of the discussions about Julian Nagelsmann at the moment and have their backs. In addition, the club management does not want to be blinded by the current situation.
FC Bayern came back from the World Cup break rather sluggishly and has now completely lost its lead in the Bundesliga since the weekend. Board boss Oliver Kahn does not want to be blinded by this and wants to keep the current course.
After FC Bayern’s 3-2 defeat in Mönchengladbach there was excitement among the people of Munich. About the early red card against Dayot Upamecano, about Julian Nagelsmann’s freak out towards the referee and the general sporting descent.
Kahn, however, asks for silence and told the sports picture: “It’s our job to keep an eye on the overall structure: The team put in a strong performance in the Champions League in Paris and have now lost in Gladbach after a difficult game. We can classify it very well and don’t do it from individual games dependent.”
But Kahn also conceded: “Nonetheless, one thing is clear: we clearly dropped too many points in the Bundesliga, that mustn’t happen to us. We’re only top of the table because of goal difference.”
FC Bayern: Kahn agrees to Union
Next Sunday (5.30 p.m. live on DAZN) there will be a duel with Union Berlin, who have the same number of points. Exactly the right time for Kahn: “Now the players have to show that they are Bayern Munich. And a game like that against Union Berlin, a duel for the top of the table, is the perfect stage to prove to everyone: Nobody knows better than him FC Bayern, what to do in such a situation!”
Meanwhile, the situation around coach Nagelsmann, against whom the DFB control committee is investigating, should also come to rest. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic recently said about the discussions about Nagelsmann: “It annoys me! It annoys me! All discussions are unnecessary. I wish that our coach would be allowed to work in peace!”
In addition, Salihamidzic emphasized that a change of coach was out of the question for the record champions: “Julian is a long-term project for FC Bayern.”
Meanwhile, the chairman of the supervisory board, Herbert Hainer, took the same line: “Julian has shown how quickly he can develop at the highest level.”
And the fact that he is still under pressure is not a problem for Kahn in particular: “Everyone is under pressure at FC Bayern, no matter how old they are. That’s part of it, that’s what makes it so special here. Julian is a guy that everyone challenges – and who is also able to master them.”