“I would not have given the interview,” said Julian Nagelsmann in a brief reaction on Sunday about Manuel Neuer’s explosive interview. The 35-year-old Bayern coach did not criticize the content, but rather the timing and the manner: “Oliver Kahn made a very, very good statement. You’re not taking it easy now, the gazettes are busy.”
As several media recently reported, Bayern is threatened with a power struggle between Nagelsmann and Neuer in the coming weeks. While Nagelsmann had his problems with Robert Lewandowski at regular intervals in the pre-season, it now seems to be Neuer.
According to “Kicker”, Neuer and Nagelsmann have had a tense relationship for some time. Reason: Joshua Kimmich is the first point of contact for the Bayern coach and not team captain Manuel Neuer. Even more: The goalkeeper was often left “outside” by the coach.
As was recently reported, Nagelsmann is said to have been the driving force behind the end of goalkeeping coach and new intimate Toni Tapalovic. An aspect that puts even more strain on the relationship between the goalkeeper and the coach.
Particularly explosive: According to “Kicker” information, Neuer received a lot of encouragement from the team after his interview. Accordingly, some teammates showed solidarity with their captain.
One of the reasons for this is that both the professionals and many of the staff had a very good relationship with Tapalovic. The stated “differences with the coaching team” should primarily relate to Nagelsmann.
This article was written by Vjeko Keskic
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