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FC Bayern, news and rumours: Pini Zahavi involved in Tuchel negotiations



FC Bayern, news and rumours: Pini Zahavi involved in Tuchel negotiations

Three talents have extended their contracts at FC Bayern, and club legend Roy Makaay has a new job with the record champions. Also: Everything about the change of coach from Julian Nagelsmann to Thomas Tuchel. Latest news and rumors about Bayern Munich.

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FC Bayern, News: Contracts with three talents extended

At Bayern, contracts are not only terminated prematurely, but sometimes also extended prematurely. As the record champions announced on Thursday, the contracts of three talents from the U19 were extended.

These are central defender Benedikt Wimmer, offensive player Emirhan Demircan (both 18) and midfield talent Yousef Qashi (17).

“All three boys have been playing with us for many years, they are real homegrown talents. We are delighted that Emirhan, Yousef and Bene will take their next development steps with us,” said the new athletic campus director Halil Altintop.

Qashi and Wimmer only played their first game for the Bayern amateurs on Wednesday.

FC Bayern, News: Advisor Pini Zahavi involved in Tuchel negotiations

The separation from Julian Nagelsmann is a done deal, even if Bayern have not yet officially dismissed their coach. Already on Monday, however, Thomas Tuchel is supposed to lead training at Säbener Straße and prepare the team for the classic game against Borussia Dortmund.

Loud Munich evening newspaper In the talks with Tuchel, an advisor was involved that you might not have expected. Pini Zahavi, once described by Uli Hoeneß as a “greedy piranha”, is said to be also have been involved.

How sky reported, Bayern had had Tuchel on the list for weeks – and even then he had made it clear that he was available for Bayern. Tuchel was recently traded at Tottenham Hotspur and even Real Madrid.

FC Bayern, News: All information about Julian Nagelsmann

On Friday afternoon there should be a conversation between the Bayern managers and Julian Nagelsmann. The contract of the 35-year-old is to be terminated. His assistant coaches Dino Toppmöller and Xaver Zembrod also have to be loud sports1 pack their things.

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FC Bayern, News: João Cancelo reacts to Nagelsmann’s hammer

Full-back João Cancelo, on loan from Manchester City, was the first Bayern star to be asked about Nagelsmann’s exit: the Portuguese appeared in front of the cameras on Thursday evening after the 4-0 win in the European Championship qualifier against Liechtenstein – and was completely clueless.

“I didn’t know that, I’m a little surprised,” he told the TV station sports tv. “I would like to thank coach Nagelsmann because it was he who wanted me at Bayern, as did the club management. That took me by surprise. I wish him all the luck in the world.”

Cancelo has not had a regular place under Nagelsmann, at times Josip Stanisic was preferred to him on the right-hand side. “When I arrive I will try to fit into the new coach’s concept as much as possible,” he said. “I hope everything goes well because there are many important games coming up. It’s now the decisive phase of the season.”

The 28-year-old was also asked about Tuchel. Cancelo knows him from his time at Chelsea. With Man City he also lost the premier class final against Tuchel and the Blues in 2021: “He made me lose a Champions League final, so I hope he wins it for me this year,” said Cancelo.

FC Bayern, News: Roy Makaay coaches FC Bayern World Squad

The “Phantom” is back in action for Bayern: Roy Makaay is the new coach of the FC Bayern World Squad. As the club explained on Thursday, the Dutchman will work with U19 players from all over the world in this project with the best-case scenario for turning them into professionals. “We want to get the best out of every player in this elite football project,” said the 48-year-old.

Hasan Salihamidzic was also hopeful: “Now we’re very excited to see if one or the other has the potential to take the next step again this year and use it as a springboard for their career.”

FC Bayern Munich: The next games of FCB

date and venue Opponent
Sat., April 1, 6.30 p.m. (Allianz Arena) Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
Tuesday, April 4, 8:45 p.m. (Allianz Arena) SC Freiburg (DFB Cup)
Sat., April 8th, 3.30 p.m. (Europa-Park Stadium) SC Freiburg (Bundesliga)