Not everything should go smoothly between Hasan Salihamidzic and Julian Nagelsmann
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At Bayern there is said to be trouble between Julian Nagelsmann and Hasan Salihamidzic. The FCB coach is increasingly taking the initiative into his own hands.

Munich – The FC Bayern Munich wants to be back at the top of Europe. “We want to build a team that can win the Champions League in the next few years,” said CEO Oliver Kahn DAZN. How the Henkelpott project should succeed, however, there is apparently disagreement in the club. Especially between Julian Nagelsman and Hasan Salihamidzic it should crunch in several ways.

FC Bayern: Nagelsmann’s transfer requests were often not fulfilled

Nagelsmann made a wish list for transfers to the Bayern bosses, which he recently made no secret of. What the FCB coach says sports picture however disturbing is the defensive approach of FC Bayern on the transfer market. Nagelsmann repeatedly called for reinforcements in the central defender position in the summer – also because of the Süle departure.

Salihamidzic is said to be planning for the new season with Upamecano, Hernandez, Nianzou and a retrained Pavard in the central defense. Only due to the recent weak performances by youngster Nianzou did Salihamidzic rethink late. A central defender should come now.

Not everything should go smoothly between Hasan Salihamidzic and Julian Nagelsmann © IMAGO/Mladen Lackovic

FC Bayern: Nagelsmann’s role in Mazraoui and Schlotterbeck

FC Bayern was also late with other transfers. As transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports, Ajax star Noussair Mazraoui had already decided to move to FC Barcelona. Nagelsmann is said to have persuaded the Moroccan right-back to switch to Säbener Straße in a telephone conversation.

In addition, the sports picturethat Nagelsmann also tried to turn things around with Nico Schlotterbeck. As is well known, FC Bayern went away empty-handed. An important reason for Schlotterbeck’s move to BVB is said to have been the hesitant attitude of the Bayern board.

FC Bayern: Unrest from Lewandowski and Müller?

Another aspect that is said to have annoyed Nagelsmann: the record champions have not had any talks about extending their contracts with Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski for a long time. This caused additional unrest in the squad and dissatisfied top performers.

Are there differences between Nagelsmann and Salihamidžić only in personnel negotiations? No, especially the interim switch to a three-man chain is said to have been heatedly discussed between the two. In addition, Nagelsmann is said to have felt alone in Munich’s external image – for example with regard to Qatar and the vaccination discussion about Joshua Kimmich.

Brazzo’s relationship with Nagelsmann’s predecessor Hansi Flick was already heavily strained and led to the current national coach terminating his contract with FC Bayern last year. Flick also repeatedly clashed with Salihamidžić when it came to transfers and communication.

And Salihamidzic? He was last in Mallorca and is said to have talked to several advisors. However, a picture from a club caused criticism from world champion Lothar Matthäus.

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