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FCB was probably thinking about Xabi Alonso as a coach



FCB was probably thinking about Xabi Alonso as a coach

FC Bayern Munich apparently thought about Xabi Alonso as a coach a few years ago. Bastian Schweinsteiger sees Manchester City as favorites in the duel against his former club. Also: FCB can expect a warm shower of money. All news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.

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FC Bayern Munich, News: FCB probably thought about Xabi Alonso as a coach

A few years ago, FC Bayern wanted to bring Xabi Alonso to the coaching staff of the German record champions. The ex-CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the Picture confirmed.

“We once tried to get him as an assistant coach at Bayern Munich. Under Niko Kovac, I think,” said Rummenigge, who was impressed by the CV of the former Bayern star. “If someone had such a coach as Xabi, in Liverpool, at Real, at Bayern Munich, in the national team – and had incredible success everywhere, and is also a good guy, is so disciplined and empathetic – it would have to be the devil, if he doesn’t succeed as a coach.”

Rummenigge also sees Alonso on the right track with his current engagement in Leverkusen: “Leverkusen gave Xabi this chance and it looks like it was the right decision. They are getting better and better rolling.”

The 67-year-old also appreciates the former midfield strategist off the pitch: “I always liked him as a guy. He was a gentleman footballer on the pitch – but also in everyday life.”

With all the praise, could the Basque’s path eventually lead to Bayern Munich’s coaching bench? “I am convinced that he will go his own way as a coach, just like he did as a player,” said Rummenigge meaningfully.

FC Bayern Munich, News: Bastian Schweinsteiger sees ManCity as the favorite

Ex-Bayern star Bastian Schweinsteiger sees Manchester City at an advantage in the Champions League clash. “Both sides might have hoped for a different result,” wrote the 38-year-old on his after the draw Twitter-Channel.

“Manchester City will go into the game as favorites for me as they have a little more pressure to get their way,” explained Schweinsteiger. In return, the home advantage in the second leg speaks for Bayern: “That could be decisive for the outcome of the whole thing.”

In the quarter-final draw, Bayern Munich were given Manchester City as opponents for the next round. In a possible semi-final, the winner of the duel between Real Madrid and Chelsea would then wait.

FC Bayern Munich, rumour: FCB expects rain of money

FC Bayern can probably expect a rain of money in the millions. How from the Picturepodcast “Bayern Insider”, the last installment payment for the sale of Sebastian Rudy to FC Schalke 04 in 2018 is due for Munich.

When the 33-year-old changed, it was agreed to pay the 16.5 million transfer fee in four installments. The ex-national player came from Hoffenheim on a free transfer in 2017, and a year later he joined the Royal Blues. He has been active in Hoffenheim for a second time since 2021.

FC Bayern Munich: The next games of FCB

date and venue Opponent
Sunday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. (BayArena) Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga)
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)