Before FC Bayern’s top game against Borussia Dortmund, FCB board boss Oliver Kahn defended the course of Julian Nagelsmann’s release. Nagelsmann’s management spoke out for the first time – and contradicted Bayern’s version.
“There was no contact and no attempt to contact Bayern. Julian Nagelsmann’s management called Hasan Salihamidzic even after the various rumors in the media,” the agency said Sports 360which Nagelsmann represents, in a statement on Saturday evening sky announce.
Bayern’s reply was not long in coming. Sports director Salihamidzic denied the allegations: “As soon as we had Thomas Tuchel’s commitment, I tried to reach Julian – once, twice, three times. Then I called his management. And then I called Julian again and then him achieved”, the 46-year-old is told by Picture quoted.
That’s why Kahn said “absolutely the truth. And I’ll put my hand in the fire for that! That’s exactly how I explained it at the press conference, that’s exactly how I explained it in a double pass. I don’t see that we’re going any further than that have to speak. These are facts that stand. That corresponds to the truth!”, Salihamidzic continued.
Before Bayern’s game against BVB, Kahn had spoken of a “catastrophic” process when Nagelsmann was released, but dismissed the club’s guilt. “It was a muddled and difficult situation. It was very important to me that Julian, who unfortunately was also on vacation at the time, came to Säbener Straße. Red.) Contact with Julian. We wanted to talk to him beforehand.”
Already had during the game sky-Expert Lothar Matthäus t-online Kahn accused of lying. “Bavaria has long been clear with Tuchel. That’s why it was leaked from Italy. And if I can’t reach Julian Nagelsmann by phone on vacation, I’ll just drive to him in South Tyrol and talk to him there. He wasn’t in the Maldives, he wasn’t in Miami. He was in the Zillertal. That’s 150 kilometers away,” says Matthäus.
On Sunday morning, Kahn will be on the show “Die Lage der Liga”. picture TV comment again on the allegations.