Winter construction sites at all corners and ends: The journey to Qatar, the beginning of Oliver Kahn’s service, Possible transfers or disagreements with Manuel Neuer: FC Bavaria Munich enters the new year with a number of pressing topics.
On Saturday, FC Bavaria Munich begins the new year with the tenth trip to the disputed training camp in Doha/Qatar. The German Football Record Champion has to start a catch-up in the Bundesliga, as in the previous year, in order to win the bowl for the eighth time in the series in May. This is not, of course, the only issue that accompanies the Munich people on their journey. An overview:
THE TRAINING SLAGER: For the tenth time the Munich people fly to Qatar. This also displeases supporters and members in view of the restriction of human rights in the host country of the World Cup of 2022. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, already replied at the Annual General Meeting in November that there is “demonstrably a positive development” also with regard to the rights of migrant workers, “we have achieved that many things change through football”. Regina Spotttl, a Qatar expert at Amnesty International, wishes the functionaries and players of FC Bavaria “more courage and civic courage”.
THE AUFHOLJAGD: In the previous year, the Bavarians were six points behind the table leader Borussia Dortmund, this time there are four points away from RB Leipzig. ” Yes, Leipzig has the greatest potential of all competitors and most options,”said Coach Hansi Flick on the question of who is the great competitor for the title, in the”kicker”. Besides, the Bavarians also have in the cup (5.2. against the TSG Hoffenheim) and of course in the Champions League (25.2. and 18.3 against FC Chelsea) ambitions.
THE NEW: Oliver Kahn has been a member of the board since the beginning of the year, his contract runs until the end of 2024, to 1. In January 2022, he is to replace Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as CEO. “For me personally, great tasks lie ahead,” wrote the “Titan” in the social networks. I am so happy to return to this club and to the Bavarian family. Pack Ma’s.” Kahn is to be incorporated by Rummenigge, and it is to be assumed that he will have an important say in sports decisions. First, a visit to the training camp in Qatar is also planned.
THE TRAINER:… According to Rummenigge, by the end of the season Hansi Flick means that he will remain head trainer after that, is a “well conceivable option”. This applies especially if Flick can show sporting success. Candidates such as Thomas Tuchel (Paris St. Germain, contract to 2021) and Erik ten Hag (Ajax Amsterdam, 2022) are bound. Oliver Kahn says that FC Bavaria should focus on two questions: “What is the football that Bavaria wants to represent? And what is a trainer that fits perfectly?” So far Flick fits and the Bavarians can play on time.” However, Flick no longer wants to be a co-coach.
THE TRANSFERS: Trainer Hansi Flick wants reinforcements that will help immediately, not least because of the wounded in the internal defense (Niklas Gule, Lucas Hernandez). A defense attorney is sought so that Benjamin Pavard can move in and Joshua Kimmich can permanently withdraw from the defense. The obvious Benjamin Henrichs (AS Monaco) probably goes to RB Leipzig, where Lukas Klostermann, who is also interesting for Munich, is still under contract. In the summer the case of Leroy Sane (Manchester City) will come. The change of goalkeeper Alexander Njell (Schalke 04).
THE T-QUESTION: Alexander Njell proposed a financially better offer of Schalke 04 (and a regular place) to become the number one and the national goalkeeper at FC Bavaria. The Bavarians see him as the gatekeeper of the future, gave him a five-year contract and the promise that he will be able to contest games in the coming season. Manuel Neuer, whose current contract is supposed to be extended to 2023, is not interested. This should cause trouble.