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FC Bayern Munich – Commentary: Mia san Mia? The FCB bosses lack sovereignty



Florian Wirtz

Even after the win against BVB, Bayern Munich continued to work on the separation from Julian Nagelsmann. The FCB management must be careful that the topic does not distract from the essentials. A comment.

FC Bayern set a sporting exclamation mark, beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in the top game of the Bundesliga, passed BVB in the table and is back in first place after 26 match days. However, the dominant topic afterwards was not the strong performance of Bayern under new coach Thomas Tuchel or the status in the fight for the German championship.

But the question of the exact course of the separation between the record champion and coach Julian Nagelsmann. The reprocessing of the events was triggered by a verbal exchange of blows between Oliver Kahn and Lothar Matthäus before the game sky. The FCB chairman had clearly answered the allegations that the expert Matthäus had previously made in his skycolumn: The “family, protective self-image of Bavarians, the ‘Mia san Mia'” had been “partially trampled on”.

In the meantime, Nagelsmann’s consulting agency issued a statement in which she accused Bayern of not having called Nagelsmann first: After the first media reports about the separation, they had to contact the Bayern bosses themselves.

Matthew acquiesced shortly thereafter t-online and accused Kahn of lying. For his part, Kahn replied via the following morning Picture and settled in the afternoon Sky90 once again his point of view in more detail. In the previous week, Kahn had already recounted the process from Bayern’s point of view together with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at the press conference on the occasion of the presentation of Tuchel. Salihamidzic joined the next day in a “one-two”. sports1 in more detail.

FC Bayern Munich: What are the bosses accused of?

A huge communication effort to refute the accusation that communication was not good. Because the reasons for the separation from Nagelsmann are no longer questioned. Only the “how” causes some – Matthew, for example – to criticize.

What exactly are the Bayern bosses accused of here? The leak of the message did not come from them. Could you have called Nagelsmann earlier? Couldn’t the news also have been delivered to him personally in the Zillertal, as Matthäus suggested?

The idea alone is a bit scary: You spend a skiing holiday with your girlfriend. Suddenly, late in the evening, the boss shows up unannounced at the hotel reception, shakes the snow out of his hood and brings you the news that you’ve lost your job. Would that have been better?

Kahn and Salihamidzic don’t care what other people think

Julian Nagelsmann lived his dream: at the age of 33 he became Bayern Munich coach. That dream is now over and that certainly hurts. No matter how Bayern would have delivered the message at the end: something like that is never pleasant.

Although Kahn claimed that he and Salihamidzic “got the ‘Mia san Mia’ with their mother’s milk”, the two, like Matthäus, do not seem to be fully aware of its actual meaning. If “Mia san Mia” were just this “family, protective self-image” of Bayern, a Munich coach would never have been expelled from the “Mia-san-Mia family” during the season. Or have all coaches in front of Nagelsmann been released in a particularly “family and protective” way?

No, the core of “Mia san Mia” far removed from any advertising agency romance is actually: “We only look at ourselves and we don’t care what the others think.” Kahn and Salihamidzic obviously don’t care what the others think. At least in the case of the separation from Julian Nagelsmann.

FC Bayern Munich: FCB bosses must tick off Nagelsmann

Therefore, the two apparently feel obliged to explain themselves over and over again. And to respond to every single critic. The Bayern bosses lack sovereignty here.

The former Bayern maker Uli Hoeneß, on the other hand, doesn’t make it too complicated with the “Mia san Mia”. He explained in table football Succinctly: “Julian Nagelsmann shouldn’t have gone on a skiing holiday after the defeat in Leverkusen. If he had stayed in Munich, we would have sat down and talked on Monday or Tuesday.”

You don’t have to pass the buck completely to Nagelsmann. But this time Kahn might have used the big phrase kit better. And shortly before kick-off said something like: “We’re about to play the most important game of the season so far. We have full confidence in our new coach Thomas Tuchel. Everything else is irrelevant now.”

Anyway: Kahn and Salihamidzic have to quickly check off the topic of Nagelsmann. Otherwise there is a risk of distracting the club from the essentials in the crucial phase of the season.

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27 Union Berlin (H) SC Freiburg (A)
28 VfB Stuttgart (A) TSG Hoffenheim (H)
29 Eintracht Frankfurt (H) Mainz 05 (A)
30 VfL Bochum (A) Hertha BSC (H)
31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)