Status: 04.12.2023, 09:41 a.m.
By: Christoph Wutz
Didi Hamann doesn't believe Müller will stay at Bayern. He demands a decision from the FCB bosses. He also makes out a pattern.
Munich – Thomas Müller's contract with FC Bayern expires next summer. Will the veteran stay with the record champions? Currently, the trend points in the direction of a contract extension for the 34-year-old in Munich. Now expert Didi Hamann has also commented on the future of the attacker. He expects the Müller era at FC Bayern to end soon after more than 14 years as a professional. The 50-year-old criticized in particular the communication of those responsible in Munich.
|September 13, 1989 (age 34), Weilheim
|Contract with FC Bayern Munich until:
|30. June 2024
|Market value (according to transfermarkt.de):
|12 million euros
Is Müller leaving Bayern? Hamann thinks "that in the summer we will part ways"
"My feeling tells me that the paths will part in the summer," Hamann said on Sky. In this context, he emphasized Müller's limited deployment time in recent weeks.
"Gnabry and Musiala were injured now and he still didn't play. That means he won't play more in the second half of the season than he has played so far," said the former Premier League star. A few months ago, Hamann had already linked the Bayern veteran with a move.
Sky pundit Didi Hamann (left) does not expect Thomas Müller (right) to extend his contract with Bayern. He also commented on the role of coach Thomas Tuchel (centre) around this personnel matter. © Sven Simon (2) / Imago
Because of Tuchel? Hamann assumes Müller's departure from FC Bayern
Müller's share of the game did not only decline under Thomas Tuchel. "It's not the first coach where he doesn't play a big role anymore," Hamann said, drawing a pattern over the last few years. The 2018-year-old also found himself on the bench more often under Niko Kovac (2019 to 2021) and Julian Nagelsmann (2023 to 34).
Hamann does not assume that the current Bayern coach is planning with the veteran. "I think Tuchel would prefer him not to be there next year," said the Sky pundit, who would not take up a job with the record champions.
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"Can't go on like this!": Hamann holds FCB bosses accountable for Müller
Should Bayern actually decide not to extend Müller's expiring contract, this must be communicated promptly, Hamann demanded. In addition, the club's management team around Jan-Christian Dreesen and Herbert Hainer must take on this task - especially because the 34-year-old, who recently revealed an incentive to extend his contract in Munich, is an "absolute identification figure" for the fans.
It is "of course" Tuchel's job to decide on Müller's future "in consultation with the club". But Hamann took the bosses at Sky to task: "You can't let the coach answer these questions every week. You have to make a decision at some point, I would say in winter at the latest," the 50-year-old demanded clearly. "This can't go on like this!" said Hamann.
Hamann pays homage to Müller: "Deserves more than almost anyone else at FC Bayern"
In general, the situation around Müller, who has probably already made a personal decision about his future, is "incredibly difficult" because he is "a deserving player", according to Hamann. Therefore, there is "probably no right, but certainly a wrong time" for a separation, the ex-player further classified the situation at Sky.
"This is a player who is more deserving than almost anyone else at FC Bayern. Comparable to a Matthäus, a Robben or a Ribéry," the 50-year-old gave Müller legendary status. Even if Müller is content with a role as a supplementary player beyond the summer and will only play "15, 20 games a year" as a result, a Bayern future is unlikely. "I can't imagine Tuchel wanting to answer the question of why Müller doesn't play before 35 out of 50 games," Hamann said.
Hamann is not the only expert who expects the 34-year-old to leave Munich in the near future. Former DFB goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has now also advised Müller to leave Bayern. (wuc)
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