At Bayern there is currently thick air. In terms of sport, things are not going well for the German record champions even after the change of coach, and there are also internal noises. The former Munich professional Olaf Thon sees the ousted Julian Nagelsmann as one of the main responsible for the chaos on Säbener Straße.
After the Champions League pack at Manchester City (0: 3), the already tense mood at Bayern escalated last week when Sadio Mané hit his teammate Leroy Sané in the face after a dispute.
A memorable freak that fits into the chaotic picture that the German flagship club has been giving publicly for some time. Olaf Thon thinks he knows why things are going haywire in Munich at the moment.
“These are the legacy issues,” said the 56-year-old on Sunday in the “BR” program “Blickpunkt Sport”, aiming at ex-coach Julian Nagelsmann. His successor Thomas Tuchel has “less to do” with the scandal.
Trouble at Bayern because of “old things under the old coach”?
Thon suspects that the conflicts within the team had a lot to do with Nagelsmann. “The fact that the incident between Mané and Sané happened goes back to old things under the old coach. Tuchel now has to take the rap,” analyzed the former Bayern player.
Summer signing Mané had been suspended by the club for a game for his momentous outburst of anger. After a forced break against Hoffenheim, the Senegalese can play again in the coming matches.
Thon can understand why there was a cabin escalation after the debacle in Manchester. “It has built up, maybe also between other players who have stress with each other. If you don’t win the games and are disappointed, then it sometimes erupts. Then it’s a cleansing thunderstorm,” explained the 1990 world champion.