Four games without a win. It was at FC Bayern Munich not for more than 20 years. In the Bundesliga, Munich is in crisis. In the table, you are only fifth. If it was over now, it wouldn’t even qualify for the Champions League pass…
Can coach Julian Nagelsmann (35) get his team back on track or will club bosses Oliver Kahn (53) and Hasan Salihamidzic (45) pull the trigger prematurely?
Ex-world star Lothar Matthäus (61) firmly assumes that Nagelsmann’s job is not in danger. “I don’t believe that Julian Nagelsmann is shaking, nor that Thomas Tuchel, for example, is being treated,” the former Bayern star wrote in his “Sky” column: “It would also be the next admission of guilt after hearing so much at About this, a coach was convinced.
Matthäus continues: “Nagelsmann didn’t get a five-year contract for nothing and paid a lot of money for him. It’s the longest contract term a manager has ever received in Munich and that’s why everyone will try to get out of this situation together.”
Nagelsmann is the most expensive manager in football history. Bayern transferred 25 million euros to RB Leipzig for him. His contract with Bayern runs until the summer of 2026. Despite the current income crisis, Matthäus Nagelsmann continues to believe that he is “the right coach for FC Bayern Munich”.
“Yes, this is definitely the most difficult phase of this great coach’s still young career and I continue to believe that he will turn the tide and come to the right conclusions,” said the record-breaking Germany international.
The fact that club boss Kahn immediately backed him after the 1-0 defeat at Augsburg was ‘exactly the right thing and what Julian needs from the club now’.
Moreover, Matthäus blames the Bayern stars. “I don’t think he’s lost the dressing room, the team is even playing him or they want to get rid of him. Rather, I think the chances and the performance are managed again with a bit of negligence in this moment. It may have started when the players were allowed to travel to Ibiza after Mainz went bankrupt last season. And the parallel to that now is that you’ve been a bit distracted by the start of exceptional season.
Does it have what they need?
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