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FCB player apparently surprised by Toni Tapalovic’s exit



There is a close relationship of trust between Manuel Neuer and Toni Tapalovic.

Bayern Munich players are said to have been very surprised at the dismissal of goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic. He reports that table football.

The time when the decision was announced at Tapalovic should also have come unexpectedly for the Bayern professionals. The goalkeeping coach’s departure was announced on Monday, 24 hours before the home game against 1. FC Köln (1-1).

It goes on to say that the 42-year-old’s dismissal is a big topic among FC Bayern players. Substitute keeper Sven Ulreich replied on Tuesday after the game when asked whether he would like to make a statement on the personnel decision: “Absolutely not.”

Long-time assistant coach Hermann Gerland, who worked with Tapalovic for many years, told the magazine: “Tapa has always been a team player with us. He is outstanding in human and professional terms, hardworking, well prepared, a full professional at the highest level.”

It should be clear that the decision against Tapalovic also concerns captain Manuel Neuer, whose best man is the goalkeeping coach. Finally, the 36-year-old loses his closest confidant.

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The multiple world goalkeeper wrote on Instagram immediately after the announcement of the dismissal: “Dear Toni, today ends an era at FC Bayern Munich. After 11.5 years, not only is an absolute pioneer of modern goalkeeping leaving, but above all a great person the club. Everyone, not just in Munich, knows that all this success would never have been possible without you! Last but not least, you also shaped me and my goalkeeping game and raised it to a new level. I will miss you! #thanks for everything.”

The consequences that Tapalovic’s absence could have in the future should not be underestimated, as the long-time Bundesliga goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand said watson explained: “Perhaps FC Bayern underestimates the relationship between Tapalovic and Neuer. Without my goalkeeping coach in Stuttgart, I would never have matured into what I became in Stuttgart. Trapattoni brought his own goalkeeping coach who relied fully on the Italian school it’s very different. I couldn’t handle it.”

Loud is the hottest candidate to succeed Tapalovic sky currently Michaelrechner, goalkeeping coach at TSG Hoffenheim. Leipzig’s Frederik Gößling should also be an option. Both are former companions of head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

Currently Tom Starke stepped in. In 2012 he moved from TSG Hoffenheim to FC Bayern Munich as an active goalkeeper. Already during his current career he was involved in the training of young people. After the end of his career in 2017, he then became the goalkeeping coordinator of the campus. In the meantime, however, he stepped in twice for the pros. First again as a player, then in January 2019 for a half-series as a goalkeeping coach.

FC Bayern Munich: The next games of FCB

date time contest Opponent
January 28th 6.30 p.m Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt (H)
February 1st 8:45 p.m DFB Cup, Round of 16 FSV Mainz 05 (A)
February 5th 5.30 p.m Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg (A)