Faced with recurring internal tensions, the pattern of Bayern
Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, on Friday urged the club’s sports management to “stick together” and focus on the final stretch of the season.
“We must all be united, we must work together harmoniously, loyally and professionally. This is what I clearly ask of the sports management. This is what has always distinguished FC Bayern ”, warned Rummenigge in Bild.
For several weeks the club has been tainted by the stormy relationship between coach Hansi Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, mainly due to a disagreement over transfer policy.
Last episode to date: the non-renewal, announced this week by the management, of the contract of the German defender 2014 world champion Jerome Boateng at the end of the season, once again a key player in the squad under the leadership of Flick, who appreciates it very much. Faced with these recurring tensions, the latter still refuses to confirm that he will remain at the club next season, systematically avoiding the question.
Also (Flick) is one of the favorites of the German Football Federation to succeed Joachim Löw at the helm of the Mannschaft, who will hand over the relay after the European Championship in June. “This topic must end! There is no need to comment constantly, especially since we are in the last quarter of the season, we are first in the Bundesliga with a seven-point advantage, and we still have a chance to qualify for the Champions League despite our 3-2 loss to Paris Rummenigge said. “We need calm and focus on what is essential,” he added.
Before heading to Paris on Tuesday for C1’s second leg, the German champions host Union Berlin in the league on Saturday.