Things are going haywire at FC Bayern these weeks. It’s not sporty at the back and front and behind the scenes it’s rumbling at the same time. It is not clear whether board member Oliver Kahn can keep his job. And the future of sports director Hasan Salihamidzic with the German record champions is anything but certain.
After the “kicker” initially reported on Monday about internal doubts at FC Bayern about the work of sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, “AZ” followed up on Tuesday. There, too, it is said that the ex-professional could lose his job soon.
Accordingly, at the supervisory board meeting on May 22, not only the immediate future of Kahn, but also that of Salihamidzic should be discussed. According to “AZ”, the Bosnian is not only accused of putting together the squad, but also and above all of dealing with ex-coach Julian Nagelsmann.
It is said that having Nagelsmann directly with a five-year contract was “extremely unfortunate”. The fact that the ex-coach found out about his dismissal while on vacation also gave FC Bayern a bad image. Salihamidzic was “significantly involved” in this, the “AZ” calls some of the biggest criticisms of the recent appearance of the sports director.
FC Bayern squad composition under criticism
In the case of Salihamidzic, the composition of the squad is another central point of attack. In retrospect, the club and especially the sports director were accused of not having signed a new center forward in the summer. Criticism that can hardly be contradicted today.
Although the squad has numerous highly talented attacking players, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is the only real nine available in the penalty area. Thomas Tuchel still has a replacement option in Mathys Tel, but neither he nor Nagelsmann obviously see the young Frenchman at Bundesliga level, which also puts this million-dollar transfer from the sports director in an extremely bad light.