FC Bayern has probably found a candidate to succeed Toni Tapalovic as goalkeeping coach.
He is considered a confidant of Julian Nagelsmann.
Munich – Does Bayern have a confidante for another confidant?
After the now ex-goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic, close confidant of the injured Manuel Neuer, unexpectedly had to vacate his locker on Säbener Strasse in Munich, a confidante of FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann is apparently already on the wish list as a successor.
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His name: Michaelrechner, goalkeeping coach from 1899 Hoffenheim.
This is reported on Wednesday (January 25) by
Nagelsmann andrechner worked closely together between 2016 and 2019 when the 35-year-old from Upper Bavaria was still head coach at TSG.
On top of that.
Computer has been in charge of the Kraichgauer's professional goalkeeper since 2015. Before that, the 42-year-old worked in Baden's youth division, like Nagelsmann, who first coached the U17s (2011 to 2012) and then the U19s (2013 to 2016).
, the goalkeeping coach "enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry", but he is "still under contract at Hoffenheim, even beyond this season".
The Munich would have to pay a transfer fee if they tried to be poached.
Goalkeeping coach of 1899 Hoffenheim: Michael calculator.
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And that in the middle of the season.
The back series has only just begun after the World Cup break, for Hoffenheim it was rather mixed with a 2: 2 against relegation candidate VfB Stuttgart and a 1: 3 at Union Berlin.
With only 18 points so far, the relegation zone is not far for Hoffenheim either.
It is therefore questionable whether TSG would let such an important employee go in this mixed situation.
When Bayern drew 1-1 against 1. FC Köln on Tuesday evening, ex-backup keeper Tom Starke looked after new goalkeeper and new representative Yann Sommer in the Allianz Arena.
Otherwise, Starke works on the Munich youth campus.
Bayern had fired Tapalovic earlier in the week, Nagelsmann and the 42-year-old Croatian are said to have never really gotten along, according to media reports.
Spicy: Neuer once brought Tapalovic from FC Schalke to the German Bundesliga record champions.
Even more: "Tapa" was the best man of the 36-year-old national goalkeeper, both have already spent holidays together.
Of course it's sad for Manu that his companion and long-time coach is no longer there.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann
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"I think it's normal that it wasn't a nice decision for everyone in charge.
People don't like to have such conversations.
You don't go to bed at night and say how great the day was.
Of course it's sad for Manu that his companion and long-time coach is no longer there," Nagelsmann explained on Tuesday evening at the press conference after the Bundesliga game against Cologne.
Working closely together in Munich: Toni Tapalovic (left) and Bayern star Manuel Neuer.
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About his collaboration with Neuer, he said: "I don't think it puts a strain on the relationship because it's not a decision against Manuel Neuer.
This is a very important point.
That was a decision in the coaching team and a decision with those responsible at FC Bayern.
We try to make the right decisions for the club and nothing against Manu.
Manu is our captain.
Manu will come back healthy.
He will be able to bring outstanding performances for Bayern Munich and he will continue to be an important contact for me."
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The world champion had expressed himself emotionally after the tapa off on Instagram.
It remains unclear who will train him at the Säbener in the future.
Then when Neuer returns from his complicated leg injury at Bayern.
And that could take months.
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