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FC Bayern, news and rumours: Schweinsteiger compares Tuchel and Pep



Bastian Schweinsteiger, FC Bayern Munich, Thomas Tuchel

Before the classic on Saturday evening, Bayern legends Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben commented on the duel with Borussia Dortmund and Thomas Tuchel’s debut. Also: Randal Kolo Muani is said to have given Munich as a desired destination. The news and rumors about FC Bayern.

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FC Bayern, News – Schweinsteiger: Tuchel on par with Guardiola

Of course, Bayern legend Bastian Schweinsteiger also commented on the classic (6.30 p.m. in the live ticker). The 2014 world champion is looking forward to the debut of Thomas Tuchel, who is “one of the best coaches in the world”. “For me he is a coach who is on the same level as Pep Guardiola,” Schweinsteiger said ARD-Interview. According to Schweinsteiger, it was good for Tuchel to have coached clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea after his time at Borussia Dortmund (2015 to 2017). At Bayern it is now important to get rid of the “negative energy that has unfortunately arisen,” said Schweinsteiger. Bayern are favorites for the 38-year-old, but “Schweini” warns: “If Dortmund wins, things could get a bit tight.”

FC Bayern, transfers: Koeman prevented Pedri from moving to Munich

Barcelona’s ex-coach Ronald Koeman has confirmed that FC Bayern was interested in Pedri in 2020. At the time, however, he vetoed a transfer of the midfielder to Säbener Straße, Koeman explained Relevo.

Koeman admitted that he “didn’t know Pedri, who was 17 at the time, well when he took office,” before adding: “He’s the player who surprised me the most. He played more maturely from day one than his age says.He was impressive in training.He’s humble, professional, he’s got a lot of quality, is two-footed.A week after the start of training, the club asked me if he’d play, Bayern were very interested.I said , that he’s staying, that he’s going to be in the first team soon, and that’s exactly what happened.”

Barcelona signed Pedri in 2019 for 17.5 million euros from Las Palmas and then loaned the technically gifted midfielder to his former club for a season.

Rumors that the German record champions were interested in Pedri had surfaced several times in the past. The young Spaniard is now a regular at Barça and in the Spanish national team. His contract with the Blaugrana runs until 2026.

FC Bayern, rumor: Muani should move from Frankfurt to Munich

Twelve goals, twelve assists in 25 Bundesliga games: Randal Kolo Muani shows at Eintracht that he seems made for an even bigger club. sports1 now reports that the 24-year-old prefers a move to Munich.

SGE sports director Markus Krösche had recently emphasized that Muani should stay the best – but he did not rule out a transfer either: “Basically, we have no intention of giving up Randal after just one year with us this summer. Another season with us would do him good.”

In the French national team, coach Didier Deschamps seems to have chosen Muani to succeed record goalscorer Olivier Giroud in the top striker. The former Nantes player started the 4-0 win against the Netherlands on 24 March but failed to score.

The striker only came to Frankfurt in the summer of 2022, his contract runs until 2027.

FC Bayern, News: Arjen Robben on contacts with the team, the change of coach and his CL final goal in 2013

Arjen Robben played for Bayern Munich from 2009 to 2019 – and shot him to the title in the 2013 Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. Throughout 2013, the Dutchman scored five goals in four classics.

“The duel against Dortmund was always the top game for us. They were nice and special games, whether in the cup, in the Bundesliga or in the Champions League final,” said the 39-year-old in a club interview. He will watch the game on TV after the U15s he coaches.

Robben knows numerous players from his active time in Munich who will also be in the squad today. He still has personal contact with Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry.

The Dutchman said about the change of coach from Julian Nagelsmann to Thomas Tuchel: “It will be interesting. It can have a positive effect” – and sees FC Bayern as the clear favorites at home this Saturday from 6.30 p.m.

FC Bayern: The expected line-ups against BVB

This is how Munich could play in the classic against Borussia Dortmund from 6.30 p.m. in the Allianz Arena:

Bavaria: Summer – Pavard (Cancelo), Upamecano, de Ligt, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman, Müller, Mané (Sané/Musiala) – Choupo-Moting

BVB: Kobel – Wolf, Süle, Schlotterbeck (Hummels), Ryerson – Bellingham, Can, Guerreiro – Brandt (Malen), Haller, Reus

FC Bayern: The Bundesliga table before the classic against Borussia Dortmund

Before the classic, FC Bayern Munich is behind Borussia Dortmund for the first time in what feels like an eternity – and is under enormous pressure.