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Uli Hoeneß on Nagelsmann’s future and working at PSG



Uli Hoeneß on Nagelsmann's future and working at PSG

Honorary President Uli Hoeneß from FC Bayern Munich does not consider the round of 16 second leg in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain to be decisive for the future of coach Julian Nagelsmann.

“I think it’s being overplayed. In my opinion, the outcome of the game on Wednesday has nothing to do with Julian Nagelsmann’s involvement,” said Hoeneß at a Munich event Evening News.

Last year, under Nagelsmann, Munich failed in the quarter-finals of the premier class because of outsiders FC Villarreal. The starting position against the Paris star group with Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi is different. “You can be eliminated in the round of 16 against Paris. It makes a huge difference whether I’m eliminated by Villarreal or by Paris,” said the former world and European champion.

Bayern go into the duel on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN) with a 1-0 lead from the first leg. “We got a great starting position in Paris,” said Hoeneß.

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Uli Hoeneß: “PSG the total counterpart to Bayern Munich”

Hoeneß sees PSG as “the total counterpart to FC Bayern. The structure is completely different. I don’t even know how many members PSG has. We have sold 25 percent of the shares to Audi, Allianz and Adidas. Triple A, that was always my dream to have such great partners.”

PSG, on the other hand, is funded by a Qatari sovereign wealth fund. “With us, the board of directors and the coach get together to see if something can be done, then it goes to the supervisory board, which decides whether there is the money,” explained Hoeneß. “From Paris, you fly to Doha in a private jet, show the Emir a few videos. Then he asks: ‘You want it, how much does it cost, 100, 150?’ And then after the crème brûlée he says, ‘Ok, let’s do that.'”

FC Bayern also gets money from Kater through the sponsor Qatar Airways. The contract, which has been much criticized by fans, expires at the end of this year, and a possible extension has not yet been decided. “I know the board is in talks with people in Doha about an extension,” said Hoeneß.