From 2006 to 2011, Ralf Rangnick coached the TSG Hoffenheim. Coach had a lucrative name on his transfer slip back then. He almost lured two stars of FC Bavaria Munich to Sinsheim.
“We agreed 2008 with Thomas Muller and his adviser Ludwig Kohl and wanted to lend him out at the time,” Rangnick said in a “Sport1”-interview.
For three million euros, Hoffenheim Muller could also have committed, esteemed rank. This sum was called up by Uli Hoeness against the manager Jan Schindelmeiser at the time. Hermann Gerland, however, vetoed it and so Muller remained with the Bavarians,”the former Bundesliga coach looked back.
The TSG also had”advanced talks”with Holger Badstuber. But today’s VfB Stuttgart professional finally stayed in Munich.
In addition to Muller and Badstuber, Mats Hummels has also attracted the interest of Rangnick. At Mats Hummels it was similar at the beginning of 2008. We also wanted to borrow it, and there was already agreement,”said the 61-year-old:”But Uli Hoeness spoke a power word with Hummels. He did not want Hummels to be lent to Hoffenheim, but to Dortmund.”