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“It just wasn’t true”: Nagelsmann speaks plainly about his dismissal from FC Bayern

2024-02-26T21:32:56.413Z

Highlights: “It just wasn’t true’: Nagelsmann speaks plainly about his dismissal from FC Bayern. “I was signed to Bayern with the requirement to change things. There are clubs that give you the time. The coaches at Bayern Munich don't get that much time to develop something” “That was simply not true,” says Nagelsmann. � “From Monday to Wednesday I was in the office at training on Säbener Straße as normal”



As of: February 26, 2024, 10:25 p.m

By: Andre Oechsner

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Almost a year ago, FC Bayern ended its collaboration with Julian Nagelsmann.

Now the current national coach tells his version of the dismissal.

Munich – In March 2023, almost a year ago, FC Bayern decided to play the final spurt of the season without Julian Nagelsmann.

He was allowed to sit in the Munich coaching chair for about a year and a half.

To this day, its demise still causes background noise on Säbener Straße.

Nagelsmann has remained silent so far, but now he speaks out in an interview.

Julian Nagelsmann

Born:

July 23, 1987 (age 36), Landsberg am Lech

Current team:

German national team

Previous positions as a trainer:

FC Bayern, RB Leipzig, TSG Hoffenheim

Contract with the DFB until:

July 31, 2024, after the European Championships

FC Bayern: Julian Nagelsmann left, Thomas Tuchel came

“Back then we lost a nine-point lead over Borussia Dortmund.

Another coach, Thomas Tuchel, was immediately available.

And that’s how it happens,” says Nagelsmann in

Spiegel

about the circumstances of his dismissal.

The reaction to the sporting decline at the time proved that the FCB makers were right in their actions, at least in terms of their performance in the Bundesliga.

Because in the Champions League and the DFB Cup, under Tuchel's leadership, it ended in the quarter-finals.

Tuchel managed to get Bayern over the finish line as champions on the last matchday of the 2022/23 season, albeit with the kind help of BVB.

In a nerve-wracking final spurt, Bayern narrowly won 2-1 in Cologne thanks to a goal from Jamal Musiala in the final minutes.

At the same time, Dortmund Borussia lost the championship with a 2-2 draw in front of their own team against Mainz.

Julian Nagelsmann speaks plainly about his dismissal from FC Bayern.

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Thomas Tuchel has to go: Julian Nagelsmann criticizes FC Bayern

However, Tuchel will not be allowed to develop anything sustainable in the Bavarian capital.

Bayern recently announced their separation in this case too, with Tuchel leaving his coaching position at the end of the season.

Nagelsmann should not have been really surprised by this approach.

The 36-year-old is now complaining that, contrary to previous agreements, he was given little time: “I was signed to Bayern with the requirement to change things.

There are clubs that give you the time.

Jürgen Klopp was at Liverpool FC for five years until he became champion there for the first time.

Pep Guardiola only won the Champions League title with Manchester City after seven years.

The coaches at Bayern Munich don’t get that much time to develop something.”

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Julian Nagelsmann: Dismissal at FC Bayern has long been topic number 1

The media noise, shortly before the release and weeks after, was deafening.

Accusations against Nagelsmann were made from all corners of the internet, the print media and many different experts.

One of them was that he had put too much emphasis on himself during his time at FCB and had occupied himself with hobbies too often.

He found out about his expulsion while on a skiing holiday in the Zillertal.

Nagelsmann does not want to accept the accusations that his behavior on and off the pitch caused unnecessary construction sites.

One of them was that he was unavailable after the defeat against Bayer Leverkusen.

The 1-2 defeat in the Rhineland on March 19, 2023 was the last game in his role as Bayern coach.

Julian Nagelsmann defends himself against allegations: “It just wasn’t true”

“That was simply not true,” Nagelsmann responded to the accusations at the time.

“From Monday to Wednesday I was in the office at the training ground on Säbener Straße as normal.

By the way, he was the only one, none of the people responsible were there.

I then went on a short vacation from Wednesday afternoon to Friday morning.

That was also approved.” At that time, on the night from Thursday to Friday, word leaked out that Nagelsmann had lost his job.

When he met on Friday morning with the then leadership consisting of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić, everything was already known to the public.

What is communicated to the outside world has nothing to do with reality, Nagelsmann initially speaks in general terms, but then specifies the circumstances at Bayern at the time.

Nagelsmann makes it clear that he had a good relationship with Kahn and Salihamidžić.

“We discussed how we would deal together if a worst-case scenario occurs.

But then everything was different.

The question arises: How open will I be to protagonists in this industry in the future?

[…] There is a lack of openness in the business.”

Julian Nagelsmann: “I’m not like Jupp Heynckes”

Nagelsmann, who was recently linked to a possible spectacular Bayern return, even gives a specific example of why he was repeatedly faced with extremely gusty headwinds.

He simply has different character traits than Jupp Heynckes, simply because he is younger.

“I don’t stand on the line at FC Bayern games in a beige trench coat just because some of my predecessors did that.

The people in charge in Munich knew in advance that I would also wear a red jacket.

And it didn't bother her.

But when you fail, such trivialities are often glossed over.”

The next difficult challenge awaits Nagelsmann soon with the home European Championships.

He has been working as a national coach since September 2023 and has not really been able to impress with just one win from four games.

Recently there were two extremely bitter and partly embarrassing defeats against Austria (0:2) and Turkey (2:3).

(aoe)

Source: merkur

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