Manuel Neuer could face the first tangible consequences after his interview. Felix Magath and Sepp Maier protect the keeper according to his statements. Also: João Cancelo has also been offered to Real Madrid. All news and rumors about FC Bayern Munich can be found here.
FC Bayern, rumor: Will Neuer lose the captain’s armband?
The controversial interview by Manuel Neuer could now also have the first consequences within the team structure. As the Picture-Zeitung reports that the FCB goalkeeper faces a severe penalty: he could lose his captain’s armband with the German record champions.
Accordingly, Joshua Kimmich could succeed the 36-year-old as captain of Munich. Coach Julian Nagelsmann should also have a much better connection to the previous deputy Thomas Müller than to Neuer. The goalkeeper is said to have already observed this with suspicion.
“I know that’s a very burning question that’s being asked because the interview came out, but it’s not a question I want to answer now,” Nagelsmann said Picture quoted. “I now have to answer the question of who will captain the field in the next five months – whether it’s Thomas, Josh or another player.”
FC Bayern, News: Magath and Maier protect Neuer
After FCB President Herbert Hainer criticized Manuel Neuer’s interview, former Bayern coach Felix Magath also commented on the national keeper’s cause. According to the 69-year-old, the club in particular is responsible for the tense relationship.
“The club also has to take a good look at its own nose. If I give an employee a position that he doesn’t actually have, then the club is to blame,” said Magath when asked about the former goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic Sky90.
“Under Flick, Tapalovic was more than just goalkeeping coach, that’s the origin of this problem,” Magath continued. “If someone puts them in a high position with a lot of decision-making power and then takes them down again, then of course they have a problem with that. Tapalovic wasn’t as accepted as before. The problem is homemade.”
At the same time, he defended Neuer despite the accident he was responsible for. “Of course, the accident was careless. But that’s how football players are. Manuel Neuer is no exception,” said the 69-year-old.
Bayern veteran Sepp Maier also had the keeper’s back: “The whole thing went a bit stupid. And there are only losers. Why wasn’t anything explained to him? I don’t understand that and it’s not Bayern-like,” Maier said sports1. He fully understands Neuer’s statements.
“Of course I’m on Manu’s side. That’s logical. I used to be a goalkeeper and that’s why Manu is more important to me. I also know him and Tapalovic well,” said the former Bayern goalkeeper.
FC Bayern, Real Madrid rejected Cancelo
With João Cancelo, FC Bayern signed a real top player shortly before the transfer ended. The Portuguese was also offered at Real Madrid, according to expert Fabrizio Romano, but Los Blancos decided against signing.
With Vinícius Tobias, the royals already have a promising right-back in their squad, who is believed to be capable of a breakthrough.