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Martín Demichelis sounds in Germany to lead Bayern Munich: what are his real chances and what will happen with River

2024-02-29T22:53:34.091Z

Highlights: Martín Demichelis is a possible candidate to manage Bayern Munich. German media Sport1 wonders why it is not taken into account. The possibility of emigrating to Germany also raises doubts. Is he ready to take over one of Europe's giants? He has not yet been able to demonstrate his full potential at River. The news is non-news and is understood by the times we are going through: crossed to the extreme by social networks and the vertigo with which they are handled.


The German media Sport1 wonders why it is not taken into account. The news quickly spread across the networks. Does it have the level to reach a European giant?


The news is

non-news

and is understood by the times we are going through: crossed to the extreme by social networks and the vertigo with which they are handled.

It happened that a German media outlet, Sport1, wondered why Martín Demichelis was not being taken into account to replace Thomas Tuchel , the

Bayern Munich

coach

who will not continue after July.

That kind of opinion - the note is not signed - was transformed into a sentence in X (ex Twitter):

Demichelis candidate to direct the German giant

.

The tweets multiplied and the topic rose to trends.

Most of the mentions were funny,

memes

.

But little was asked about the veracity of the news, which certainly has an impact.

That Demichelis is a possible candidate to manage Bayern Munich makes some sense:

Micho

played more than 250 games for the club between 2003 and 2010

.

Much more: he directed the U-19 and the Reserve of the Bavarian team between 2019 and 2022. But the possibility of emigrating to Germany also raises doubts: the coach has not yet been able to demonstrate his full potential at River.

Is he ready to take over one of Europe's giants?

Martín Demichelis during the Superclásico at the Monumental.

(AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

These days Bayern Munich

is going through the biggest transformation in recent years.

With 11 days left, the team led by Tuchel is the escort of

Bayer Leverkusen

, which has an 8-point lead.

The chance of losing the local league would be a blow: Munich won the last 11 championships.

In September 2023, Austrian

Christoph Freund (46 years old)

took over as sports director, a position vacated by Hasan Salihamidzic.

Freund worked for 17 years at FC Red Bull Salzburg.

A necessary clarification:

there is no obvious relationship between the new Bayern employee and Demichelis.

But as the club's crisis did not stop escalating, starting this Friday, March 1st, a new sports director will join to work alongside Freund:

Max Eberl

.

This 50-year-old German came through the youth ranks at Bayern and made his debut in the first team.

He completed a decent career until in 2005 when he began his task in sports management at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He stayed until 2022 when he emigrated to Leipzig.

From there he ended up at Bayern Munich.

Martín Demichelis played 7 seasons, then he was an ambassador and then coach of the youth teams.

"It is a great joy for me to return after 30 years. It is to return home. I feel great excitement to be able to work at this highest level. I am looking forward to meeting many new and old colleagues. I will try to use my skills to achieve the ambitious goals of the club. We have big tasks ahead of us, including the search for a coach

," Eberl said in his official presentation.

He added:

"First of all, the focus is on the remaining three months of the season.

At the same time, we are aware that we need a new coach.

We will hold talks with Christoph Freund, Herbert Hainer and Jan-Christian Dreesen.

We have We have to find the right coach for Bayern

and the players who fit with the club and then also with the coach. These are the tasks that Christoph Freund and I are going to tackle. We will have many conversations and I am sure that we will find the right pieces of the puzzle to the next season"

.

Another important clarification: there is no apparent relationship between Eberl and Demichelis.

A tour of the different Munich media shows that there are no mentions of the possibility of Demichelis being Tuchel's replacement, beyond that Sport1 article.

The candidates, those who had a relationship in the past with Eberl and Freund or who already had a career in Europe, are

Xabi Alonso

(Bayer Leverkusen),

Roger Schmid

(Benfica),

Jurgen Klopp

(Liverpool) and

Zinedine Zidane

.

Also mentioned are the returns of

Julian Nagelsmann and Hansi Flick

.

Finally, a color fact.

Freund spoke about an Argentine in an interview on the official Bayern Munich website: Diego Armando Maradona.

"What was your relationship with the club when you were a child?" the sporting director was asked in November 2023. And he replied:

"I was a big fan of FC Tirol: Hansi Müller and Bruno Pezzey were my heroes. Bayern, On the other hand, it was for me the big world, quite far from Austrian football. When I was eleven, I went with my father to the UEFA Cup semi-final against Napoli at the Olympic Stadium. I

still remember Diego Maradona warming up and juggling with the ball to the rhythm of 'Live Is Life

.' They were experiences that left their mark

. "

Source: clarin

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