FC Bayern – Football Column: Why Salihamidzic has the better cards in the power struggle with Flick

Hansi Flick’s lack of commitment to FC Bayern after the end of the Champions League see almost all observers as a clear indication that he will leave Munich at the end of the season. The main reason is the broken relationship with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. The football column.

The Champions League out of FC Bayern against Paris St. Germain was not only the end of all big dreams, but also the end of an era. Because for the outgoing club legends David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez it was the last appearance as a Munich player in the premier class.

Since Tuesday evening, it has also seemed very possible that Hansi Flick would also be the last appearance as Bayern coach in Europe’s elite league. Because almost all insiders you talk to around Säbener Straße expect to say goodbye at the end of the season.

Flick has this clear tendency with his almost five-minute monologue Sky Reinforced after the end of the game. “You always think about what’s going to happen, what’s next. There is always the situation for me to evaluate everything, to face new challenges or to think about how to approach it,” he said, among other things.

Instead of referring to his contract, which runs until 2023, or even making a clear commitment, he almost ostentatiously left his future open. But the club bosses have either not commented at all or evasively on the coach question for weeks, as in Paris, because they apparently no longer expect Flicks to stay.

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The repeated reference to the special importance of his family in Bammental at home, even after the game against PSG, fits into the picture: “My family would always support me whether I was at the DFB now and had a completely different rhythm, that would be It doesn’t matter to them. What matters to them is that the job is fun. “

Apparently he doesn’t do that anymore at Bayern, at least apart from the daily work with the team. Above all, the ongoing and now publicly confirmed conflict with Hasan Salihamidzic has obviously worn the head coach down.

According to kicker Flick already informed the future CEO Oliver Kahn in an initial conversation some time ago that he could not work with Salihamidzic. Hardly anything about this is likely to change in the near future. On the contrary.

Much more, some incidents in the past few weeks have deepened the rift between the coach and head of sport, especially the end for Jerome Boateng and even more so the way. First of all, Uli Hoeneß, as a TV expert, denied that the world champion, who had once again become a top performer under Flick, was not fit for the European Championship.

“You want to be included and included in the squad planning. We all know how it works in Munich: It’s exactly the opposite there,” Flick’s predecessor Niko Kovac recently confirmed this core conflict in the Sports picture.

At the same time, however, Salihamidzic has made himself vulnerable with his transfer policy. Apart from Alphonso Davies, the Bosnian did not get a good transfer in his almost four years in charge, complain his numerous critics, who are also found within FC Bayern.

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Allegedly, the number of skeptics in the club’s management is also supposed to increase, but in view of the division of the club into a Hoeneß and a Rummenigge camp, which has been confirmed by many sides, the status quo will at least remain in place until Rummenigge’s contract as chairman of the board ends at the end of the year hardly change anything.

As long as Hoeneß continues to play an important role in the record champions as deputy chairman of the supervisory board, Salihamidzic should be safely in the saddle. Also and especially in the current dispute with Flick, which is why there is a lot to be said for his departure this summer.

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