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Goalkeeper earthquake at Bayern: Tapalovic has to go – Neuer reacts emotionally


FC Bayern is apparently separating from goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic with immediate effect. The 42-year-old is considered a close confidant of the injured Manuel Neuer.

FC Bayern is apparently separating from goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic with immediate effect.

The 42-year-old is considered a close confidant of the injured Manuel Neuer.

Update, 10:05 p.m .:

After leaving FC Bayern, goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic made a statement.

"After more than a decade, my time at FC Bayern Munich comes to an unexpected end today.

I would like to thank everyone I have met over the past few years and with whom I have been able to work in a spirit of trust," said the 42-year-old on Instagram.

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Explosive: He spoke of the “great trainers” with whom he had the privilege of working in Munich for 11.5 years and uploaded all the pictures – except for Julian Nagelsmann.

Bayern captain Manuel Neuer, who has a close relationship with Tapalovic both privately and professionally, also turned to the goalkeeping coach: "With you, after 11.5 years, not only is an absolute pioneer of modern goalkeeping leaving the club, but above all a great person ' said Newer.

"Last but not least, you also shaped me and my goalkeeping game and raised it to a new level.

I'll miss you!"

Goalkeeper trouble continues: FC Bayern fires new confidante Toni Tapalovic

First report from January 23, 8:13 p.m .:

Bang at FC Bayern.

The record champion separates from goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic with immediate effect.

The reason for this is apparently irreconcilable differences with coach Julian Nagelsmann.

FCB confirmed the separation in the evening.

First, the


had reported about it.

"Toni was involved in our team's successes in recent years as goalkeeping coach," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic in a brief statement.

“In particular, differences about the way we work together have now led to us going our separate ways.

We wish Toni Tapalović all the best for the future.”


FC Bayern is parting ways with goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic.


Tapalovic is considered a close confidant of Manuel Neuer and was last counted due to a lack of communication with the loaned goalkeeper Alexander Nübel.

The 26-year-old reported on the frosty relationship with Tapalovic in the ZDF program "Das aktuell Sportstudio".

An initial reaction from sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic followed unusually quickly.

"Of course we will talk about this internally," announced the 46-year-old immediately after the interview and reprimanded Tapalovic.

The conversation now has drastic consequences.

Toni Tapalovic is Manuel Neuer's best man

In the game against 1. FC Köln, Tapalovic is no longer sitting on the Bayern bench as usual.

He has been goalkeeper coach at FC Bayern since 2011.

At that time he had moved from FC Schalke to Säbener Straße together with Manuel Neuer.

Tapalovic has been a close confidante of Neuer for years – privately and professionally.

Toni Tapalovic is Manuel Neuer's best man and his then wife Nina.

The marriage is now divorced.

On the other hand, Neuer is the godfather of Tapalovic's son.

The two also maintain a friendly relationship off the pitch.

FC Bayern: What does Tapalovic's exit mean for Manuel Neuer?

After the injury of his buddy Neuer, however, Tapalovic came under increasing criticism.

But not only the relationship with Alexander Nübel had cooled down.

Distortions are said to have occurred with Julian Nagelsmann in particular.

Under ex-Bayern coach Hansi Flick, Tapalovic was promoted to assistant and also took on tasks on the coaching staff outside of goalkeeper training.

Nagelsmann, on the other hand, trusts his assistant coaches Dino Toppmöller and Xaver Zembrod more, with whom he already worked at RB Leipzig.

A possible reason for the dispute.

According to the


, Hasan Salihamidzic made several attempts to mediate – but apparently without success.

For Manuel Neuer, the dismissal is a fatal signal.

After all, he lost a strong advocate in the coaching staff.

Whether Neuer will return to the Bayern goal after his injury is more in the stars than ever.


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Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2023-01-24

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