The relationship between Hansi Flick and Hasan Salihamidzic continues to keep Bayern on edge. Both the coach and the sports director of the all-champion decided make up a few weeks ago after the occasional internal confrontation between the two, but the alleged interest of the German federation in converting Flick and sucesor de Joachim Löw After the Eurocup he has reopened a debate that also seems to affect the team’s performance on the pitch. The Bavarians are close to being eliminated from the Champions League after 2-3 in the quarter-final first leg against PSG, reason enough for them Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president of the club’s board of directors, has been forced to hit the table and end the internal wars in the club.
In statements collected by the German newspaper Bild, the Munich boss made it clear that this type of scuffle does not help at all in the crucial phase of the season and urged all those involved to focus on the common objectives of Bayern. “This topic must come to an end“Rummenigge stressed.” It is not necessary for us to constantly comment on it, especially since we are in the last leg of the season, we are first in the Bundesliga with a seven-point advantage and we still have a chance to keep advancing in the Champions League despite the 2-3 against PSG. We have to be calm and focus on the essentials, “explained the Bayern CEO, addressing, in particular, Flick and Salihamidzic.
The discord between the two comes from afar. Supposedly, it all starts early in the season with a few signings, most of them carried out by Salihamidzic, with which the technician did not completely agree. Later, the media leaked the decision of the sports area not to renew the contract with Jerome Boateng, a key player within the scheme of a Flick that, again, would have had neither voice nor vote when deciding to do without Boateng starting in summer. And finally the alleged interest of the German federation in making Flick the new Mister of the Mannschaft after the EURO it would also have shaken the relationship between the two, since Salihamidzic still does not publicly position himself in favor of the continuity of Flick. Many broken dishes at the Allien. Too many.