Coach Julian Nagelsmann from FC Bayern Munich reported on a phone call between him and his predecessor Hansi Flick. It was a “valuable exchange” for which he was “very grateful”.
“I talked to him, less about the past and things that might not have turned out like that,” Nagelsmann told im BR: “We talked about the players: What is important to the players, what were his experiences in dealing with the individual players, what means a lot to them, what should be left out.”
Nagelsmann and his team are currently preparing for the Bundesliga start on Friday (8.30 p.m.) against Borussia Mönchengladbach. FC Bayern won none of the four test matches with one draw and three defeats. “It’s a bit annoying,” said Nagelsmann. “If you win the first game against Gladbach and then ideally also the Supercup, then I think the fans will be very friendly. Then you can attack.”
Nagelsmann has no concern that his age of only 34 years leads to authority problems with, for example, the one year older captain Manuel Neuer: “I think you have to have a feeling for how you appear as a coach when you are younger than your captain . You cannot act like the great Zampano and mega-authoritarian. You can never play a role in the coaching profession. Otherwise you will not be happy and you will never be able to perform at your best in the profession. I have taken up the cause to be who I am. I am not the Zampano and I am not authoritarian either. “