The feud between Oliver Kahn and Lothar Matthäus continues after the public dispute on Saturday evening. Also: Julian Nagelsmann will be traded with the next Premier League team. Here you will find all the news and rumors about the German record champions on April 2nd.
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FC Bayern, News: Oliver Kahn calls Lothar Matthäus “stillless” after allegations of lying
Oliver Kahn responded to Lothar Matthäus’ allegations of lying in the Nagelsmann case on Sunday morning. At picture TV said FC Bayern’s CEO: “We always told the truth. Hasan (Salihamidzic) confirmed that again last night. I don’t know what Lothar knows, sees or hears.”
Matthäus had questioned Kahn’s version of the timing of Nagelsmann’s leave of absence and agreed t-online said, “I know he’s lying.”
Kahn continued: “After his career, Lothar rose to become the chief prosecutor of German football. He does that on all channels and he doesn’t wear kid gloves. That’s all okay, that’s part of it. However, you shouldn’t cross certain boundaries . If you then criticize the chief critic yourself, then I get the impression that he can’t deal with it. It’s lacking in style. But that’s Lothar.”
It remains the case that he and Salihamidzic “told the truth at all times”. The statements made by his former teammate Matthäus did not change that.
Despite repeated enquiries, Kahn no longer wanted to go into the circumstances of Nagelsmann’s leave of absence and the times of alleged or no contact: “I commented on this in detail last night. I will not go into detail again. Thank God we had last night won 4-2, are leaders in the Bundesliga and now want to look ahead.”
FC Bayern, News: That’s why Thomas Tuchel didn’t celebrate against BVB
Thomas Tuchel has won his first game as Bayern Munich coach. In the 4-2 win over BVB on Saturday evening, however, he was very cautious on the sidelines – and then had an explanation ready.
During the course of the game, Tuchel very rarely appeared in his own coaching zone and immediately went into the dressing room after the final whistle. At the press conference after the victory over Borussia Dortmund, which put Bayern top of the table, the 49-year-old was asked why he hardly celebrated after the goals.
“It’s always different. Today I was very nervous, I don’t know why,” admitted Tuchel, who spoke of a “crazy situation”: “I didn’t know exactly where to find my assistant coach in the cabin and what the processes are like. It happened in quick succession and suddenly I was standing in the arena and was coaching FC Bayern in a league game.”
In general, the game “didn’t give up the lead,” said Tuchel. It’s also not appropriate to celebrate when a goalkeeper makes a mistake: “That’s why I was actually more concerned with what we could do better.” He found himself in the “observer role”.
Bayern President Herbert Hainer was also asked about his “sober” coach: “I wouldn’t say ‘sober’ now, but he’s not one to play around on the sidelines,” he said. Tuchel is “very analytically strong and structured. He’s incredibly professional, including in the dressing room, and does it very well.”
FC Bayern, News: Former coach Julian Nagelsmann at Chelsea in conversation
Julian Nagelsmann is being discussed as the new coach of Chelsea FC. There, Tuchel’s successor, Graham Potter, is coming under more and more pressure. According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, the former Bayern coach is a possible successor to Potter in the future. The Blues have had a high opinion of Nagelsmann for a long time and see him as the “top coach” of the future.
Chelsea continue to struggle through the Premier League after the enormous shopping spree in winter. After a home defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday, the Champions League quarter-finalists even slipped into the lower half of the table. According to Romano, this also increases the pressure on Potter. His contract runs until 2027.
After his exit in Munich, which is still a big topic there, Julian Nagelsmann was also traded as the new team manager at Chelsea’s neighbor Tottenham Hotspur. However, the 35-year-old is said to have initially canceled and only want to take over a new club again in the summer.
FC Bayern, News: Julian Nagelsmann’s consulting agency contradicts Oliver Kahn
Before FC Bayern’s top game against Borussia Dortmund, FCB CEO Oliver Kahn defended the course of Julian Nagelsmann’s release. Its management then spoke publicly for the first time – and contradicted the version of Bayern.
“There was no contact and no attempt to contact Bayern. Julian Nagelsmann’s management called Hasan Salihamidzic even after the various rumors in the media,” the agency said Sports 360which Nagelsmann represents, in a statement on Saturday evening sky announce.
Bayern’s reply was not long in coming. Sports director Salihamidzic denied the allegations: “As soon as we had Thomas Tuchel’s commitment, I tried to reach Julian – once, twice, three times. Then I called his management. And then I called Julian again and then him achieved”, the 46-year-old is told by Picture quoted.