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“Who knows what would have happened then?”



"Who knows what would have happened then?"

Uli Hoeneß commented on the change of coach at FC Bayern from Julian Nagelsmann to Thomas Tuchel. The FCB honorary president named the big mistake made by Nagelsmann, who has since been suspended.

To the table football Hoeneß said: “Julian Nagelsmann shouldn’t have gone on a skiing holiday after the defeat in Leverkusen. If he had stayed in Munich, they would have sat down and talked on Monday or Tuesday. And who knows what would have happened then?”

When asked why Bayern bosses Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic hadn’t stopped Nagelsmann from going on vacation, the 71-year-old said: “I’m pretty sure they didn’t know. A head coach doesn’t have to ask about a vacation.”

Nagelsmann had traveled to the Zillertal for a skiing holiday after the said bankruptcy against Bayer (1: 2) during the international break. Also because the former Leipzig coach was said not to have been available to those responsible, a dispute broke out between Kahn and on TV on Saturday evening sky-Expert Lothar Matthäus. It was about whether and when Munich had informed their head coach of his leave of absence.

Matthew accused Kahn of being a “liar” and misrepresenting the course of events. Hoeneß said: “I don’t see a problem for FC Bayern, but rather for Lothar Matthäus. He has to prove his statements.”

After regaining the lead in the Bundesliga with a 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund, Bayern meet SC Freiburg next weekend.