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The gaze wanders into the distance: Julian Nagelsmann focuses on “the big picture” at FC Bayern. © IMAGO / Eibner

Julian Nagelsmann has been with FC Bayern for almost a year. His impression: Something fundamental has to change here. Even outside of his team.

Munich – Julian Nagelsman is known for his comparisons of the football world with other areas of life. He recently developed a position with his statement that FC Bayern is not like the volunteer fire brigade Flying visit to the Schwabing emergency services. After the 1: 3 disgrace in Mainz, during which there were several fires in the Munich penalty area, he tried Trainers in the belly of the stadium of the old and new masters parallels to the economy.

Because for the 34-year-old it is clear: When FC Bayern something has to change. And apparently fundamental. “You can’t always do the same thing. Every DAX company that wants to be one of the most successful companies is also familiar with this phenomenon,” emphasized Nagelsmann, who will soon be celebrating his first year at the Säbener Street celebrates.

Nagelsmann and FC Bayern of the future: “That’s the point where we have to change something”

Apparently enough time to recognize – not only from the sometimes uninspired appearances: “If it then seems as if we have to do a service and it’s no longer really the passion, then that’s always a point where we have to change something. And that’s where we are right now.” It is important: “You must not miss the point then. It’s all about this.”

As is well known, the team is in the midst of upheaval, with the departure of important players such as Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben, Thiago, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and David Alaba. To that impending farewell to Robert Lewandowski. But Nagelsmann’s plan isn’t just geared towards the footballing staff: “It’s not just about the team, it’s about general things. It is normal: If a company has been successful for decades, there is always time to change something. That’s not bad at all.”

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Rather, he added: “It’s about the big picture. I’m not a reminder or anything. I just want us to continue on this successful path.” So is Bayern’s youngest master coach the impetus to turn the biggest club in the country upside down? After all, they are also at the top after those who have ruled for decades Uli Hoeneß and Karl Heinz Rummenigge meanwhile new faces. Herbert Hainer as President, Oliver Kahn as CEO.

He did not reveal what concretely Nagelsmann had in mind. There is an approach, he couldn’t elicit more. Quite nebulous from the coach, who is under contract until 2026. But it’s not just the fans who can be excited about what’s going to happen with the Reds in the coming weeks and months. On and off the pitch.

Nagelsmann had recently made it clear that the championship alone cannot be his claim. Which of course also applies to the club. But apparently he fears that there won’t be much more in the future – apart from, of course, the DFB Cupif FC Bayern, which is also a commercial enterprise with its AG, does not follow his ideas.

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In any case, there were “too many defeats on the pitch this season. Too many in the same way. Even today.” He also has an explanation for this, which Nagelsmann does not share at least with the public: “I say that internally, I tell that to the team.”

For a long time it was always said that at FC Bayern the players would not be signed primarily according to the wishes of the coach. But above all with the ulterior motive that they fit the club’s philosophy and don’t go straight to the bank after a change. Perhaps no predecessor had as much power as Nagelsmann apparently had in mind.

Ultimately, he subordinates everything to success. That’s what it’s all about. And by the way, being able to stand up to important comparisons yourself. With the great coaching icons of FC Bayern. (mg)

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