FC Bayern refuses to participate in a Super League. Striker Jann-Fiete Arp continues to believe in his future with the German record champions. Hansi Flick was apparently planning to leave the German record champions weeks ago. Also: Julian Nagelsmann comments on the rumors about changing his person. You can find all the news and rumors about FC Bayern here.
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Twelve top European clubs have decided to found a new Super League and thus triggered a tremor in international football. The founding clubs include clubs from Spain, England and Italy. However, German or French clubs are not (yet) part of it.
How The Athletic reported, both FC Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are said to have refused to participate in a Super League and instead have shown solidarity with UEFA.
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge later confirmed this: “FC Bayern did not participate in the planning of a Super League. We are convinced that the current statics in football guarantee a reliable basis.” The club welcomed the Champions League reforms “because we believe they are the right step for the development of European football.”
FC Bayern – News: FCB apparently refused to participate in the Super League
“The members of the board of the European Club Association (ECA) got together for a virtual conference on Sunday evening and confirmed that the board decision of last Friday is still valid,” said the Dortmund CEO: “This decision says “that the clubs want to implement the planned reform of the Champions League. It was the clear opinion of the members of the ECA board that the plans to establish a Super League were rejected “.
Watzke emphasized that this also applies to the German record champions Bayern Munich. Both big clubs had “represented 100 percent congruent views in all discussions”. When asked about the Watzke statements, Bayern coach Hansi Flick said on Monday: “I don’t know all the details, but I fully support the statement made by the club and Dortmund: That would not be good for European football.”
PSG, on the other hand, have a good connection with UEFA and President Aleksander Ceferin, it is said. The UEFA reform plans to increase the number of participants in the Champions League to 36. These changes would take effect from 2024.
Hansi Flick was planning his request, announced on Saturday, to terminate his contract with Bayern Munich at the end of the season, apparently a few weeks ago. That reports the kicker in its Monday edition. Accordingly, Flick called his advising lawyer about six weeks ago to inform him that he did not want to continue in Munich.
FC Bayern – News: Flick planned to leave weeks ago
As a result, there was a conversation between the trainer and President Herbert Hainer and Rummenigge. It was suggested by the two executives on the business trip to Rome as part of the Champions League quarter-finals at Lazio. At this meeting, Flick informed the two superiors that he and Salihamidzic simply did not go together.
Julian Nagelsmann has blocked inquiries about a possible move to Bayern Munich. “There is no new stand,” he said at the press conference before his Leipzig team’s Tuesday game against 1. FC Köln (6.30 p.m. in the live ticker). “I’m a Landsberger, not a Munich resident. That up front. There are and have not been any discussions, so I don’t know what Bayern Munich’s wish is,” said the Leipzig success coach.