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“It has nothing to do with football”



"It has nothing to do with football"

Former Bundesliga coach Felix Magath has harshly criticized the way the next generation of football teachers work. “I didn’t work to make the players like me, as it seems to be the case today,” said the 1980 European champion on the Sport1 Leadertalk podcast: “You get the impression that it’s all about being popular . “

According to Magath, there was no coach “who brought more players into the Bundesliga than I did”. He was never interested in the private life of his professionals. “Everyone is responsible for themselves,” said the 68-year-old: “Since I didn’t want to judge my private life (…), of course only a few got in touch.”

Magath also considers tactical speeches on the field to be “slapstick”: “Just ask a table tennis player whether the coach gives him anything tactical before he goes to the table. That has nothing to do with football, but with our society . We only live in pictures. What is behind it is all pill pill. “

Magath ended his engagement as Global Sports Director at the main sponsor Flyeralarm at the end of May after the Würzburger Kickers were relegated to the second division. “I have never claimed that my view is the one that can only be saved,” said Magath: “I only always said: I know a way. If you go that way, you get to the very top.”

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