Bayern legend Mehmet Scholl has criticized the current processes at FCB and sees this as the reason for coach Hansi Flick’s early departure. The former national player is reminded of his time as a coach at the German record champions.
“That should have worked,” said Scholl picture regarding the failed cooperation between Flick and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and described both as “outstanding types”. He does not see the blame on one of the two, but on the club structure as a whole and looked back on his experiences as a coach.
“I trained the second team six years ago. I was also crushed by all these internal conflicts,” he said. It is worked “with rumors, slander, lies and intrigues”. After the end of his career, Scholl worked in the FCB youth team and twice as a coach of the second team (81 games between 2009 and 2013), but ultimately decided to work as a TV expert at ARD.
Regarding the quarrels at FC Bayern, he went on to explain: “That wears you down for a long time. If you are not stable there – even on the top floor – then something like what we are seeing now happens. It is a coach who has won everything and become a master again. ” The old Bayern family “is still basically there, but so many new people have pushed in who don’t understand”.
Scholl criticizes “trench warfare” at Bayern
The free kick expert has already caused a stir with clear statements in the past. Among other things, he criticized the coaching training at the DFB (“This is a disaster”) and at the EM 2012 against striker Mario Gomez (“I was afraid in between that he was sore and had to be turned around”).
Scholl left Karlsruhe at the age of 21 and remained loyal to FC Bayern until the end of his career 15 years later. For FCB he played 469 games (117 goals, 115 assists), was eight times German champions, five times cup winners and won the Champions League. His 36 international matches (eight goals) were crowned by winning the European Championship in 1996.