FC Bayern are on the verge of winning their tenth consecutive championship, but the season is not considered a complete success due to disappointing performances in the Champions League and the DFB Cup. According to ex-pro Lothar Matthäus, there is “too little Bayern DNA” in the current squad. At the same time, the 1990 world champion is speculating about possible management changes.
The impending championship victory also does not cause FC Bayern a good mood, after all, the Munich team is still puzzled about the Champions League quarter-finals against Villarreal.
The fact that the Bundesliga champions missed out on another DFB Cup title after losing 5-0 at Borussia Mönchengladbach does not help the situation.
“There are not enough leaders”
Lothar Matthäus attests that coach Julian Nagelsmann’s squad currently have ‘too little Bayern DNA’. “There aren’t enough leaders leading the way on the pitch and in the dressing room,” the record-breaking international noted in his ‘Sky’ column.
Matthäus continued: “There isn’t that irrefutable cohesion in Bayern’s current squad. Unfortunately, that happens over and over again.”
According to the 61-year-old, there could be changes in the management of FC Bayern. “In 2012, after three second places and the bitter ‘home final’, sporting director Christian Nerlinger had to leave his post. He was the sacrificed pawn and something like that could happen this time,” said speculated the former world footballer.
Max Eberl candidate for FC Bayern?
Matthäus looked in the direction of sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. “Hasan’s job is certainly not easy and, despite all the criticism, it should not be forgotten that he recently celebrated six titles with FC Bayern and played a very big part in it. That’s an extremely hardworking and meticulous worker who FC Bayern carries in his heart and gives everything every day. Just like Kahn and Hainer,” says the TV expert: “But he is also responsible for some expensive transfers that have not really worked. And if the sporting success does not materialize like that this season, it is quite normal that the sporting director shares the responsibility.”
After the end of Villarreal, “you can’t rule anything out”, said Matthäus: “Not even that Max Eberl is being discussed as a candidate. How would it affect Max’s image if he was in Gladbach for a few months? after retiring the hard work at FC Bayern is another matter.”
Although Matthäus explained that he would grant FC Bayern “as many titles as possible”, “but given the current situation, personnel changes could be part of it”.