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Joshua Kimmich criticizes club management after Kahn and Salihamidzic were fired



Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich has criticized the management of FC Bayern for the timing of the dismissals of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. Said ex-CEO spoke up once more and would like to seek a conciliatory conversation. Also: Coach Thomas Tuchel wishes for peace in the club. All news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.

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FC Bayern, News: Kimmich criticizes the management of the club

Joshua Kimmich criticized the club’s management after the release of CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. On the fringes of the celebrations for the German championship at Munich’s Marienplatz, the 28-year-old complained about the timing of the layoffs.

“I didn’t know,” the national player initially replied when asked if he had been briefed on the plans of those responsible for the club. “Of course it surprises you on the day of the German championship that something like this happens.”

The club could have waited another two to three days with the announcement. Regardless of whether it’s good or bad – I don’t rate that. It’s funny when you secure the championship in such a final and then one like that message reached,” said Kimmich.

After the end of the game in Cologne, he and the team went through an “emotional roller coaster ride”.

FC Bayern, News: Kahn wants a conciliatory conversation

Bayern Munich’s dismissed CEO Oliver Kahn struck a conciliatory tone in the heated controversy with the record champions and announced a meeting. “We will – when everything has cooled down – sit down and talk about everything in peace,” said Kahn Picture-Newspaper.

He had “so far commented very factually on everything. I’m sure everyone can understand that I’m disappointed not to have been with the team yesterday,” continued the long-time Bayern captain.

Kahn defended his time at Bayern. “I took on this responsibility because I wanted to give something back to the club. It wasn’t an easy task after the very successful time with Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge,” he said.

The club is “currently in a transitional phase, which is always difficult and in which mistakes sometimes happen,” said Kahn: “Even if the current situation is not easy, the many great experiences with FC Bayern far outweigh this for me the negative ones. The irritations of the last few days won’t change that either.”

Previously, President Herbert Hainer Kahn had verbally extended his hand. “We are always ready” for reconciliation, said Hainer on the sidelines of the celebrations at Marienplatz BR“I also wrote that to Oliver, that he can reach me at any time”.

FC Bayern, News: Tuchel wishes for peace in the club

Thomas Tuchel is hoping for an end to the ongoing internal quarrels at Bayern Munich. “It would be nice if things calmed down and we could concentrate on the sport, we have enough to do,” said the coach on the sidelines of the championship celebrations sky.

“We want to improve on all levels,” explained the coach: “We want to be a unit with a family feeling, protect ourselves from other opinions and build a group of wagons – only then can we demand everything from the players.”

In the few weeks of his tenure in Munich, he “experienced quite a lot,” said Tuchel and added with a smile: “We’ll see if everything.” His concrete sporting goals: The team should “play better, more dominantly, more consistently and inspire the fans”.

Tuchel has a contract until 2025. He and President Herbert Hainer rejected speculation that he could give up in view of the turbulent events surrounding the dismissal of CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. However, Tuchel admitted that the separation of Kahn and Salihamidzic was “not so easy to deal with” for him because the duo had brought him to Bayern.

Bundesliga: Top group after the 34th matchday

Place team Sp. Gates differential pt.
1. Bayern Munich 34 92:38 54 71
2. Borussia Dortmund 34 83:44 39 71
3. RB Leipzig 34 64:41 23 66
4. Union Berlin 34 51:38 13 62
5. Freiburg 34 51:44 7 59