The separation between Hansi Flick and FC Bayern Munich turns into a public mud fight. At the center of the criticism: Hasan Salihamidzic. However, the explanation that the sports director is to blame for everything falls short.
When Hansi Flick announced his wish to leave FC Bayern at the end of the season at 5:59 p.m. on Saturday evening, he acted in the belief that it would be okay.
On the one hand, he and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Oliver Kahn had informed his closest confidants on the board two days beforehand. On the other hand, with the 3-2 win in Wolfsburg, his team took a decisive step towards the German championship – the last possible title this season.
Flick’s advance was nothing more than a slap in the face for the grandees of the German record champions. The board had an official communiqué on Sunday lunchtime and referred to the upcoming English week with the important games against Bayer Leverkusen (Tuesday) and Mainz 05 (Saturday). Only then do you want to discuss the coaching topic.
It was the beginning of a mud fight worthy of FC Hollywood, which a little later gave Flick’s assistant Miroslav Klose even more sharpness by taking part in the picture suggested that she wanted to go in the summer as well – not without clearly criticizing the athletic management.
Klose and Salihamidzic: dispute over Brazzo’s son in the U17
His criticism was aimed at those who have to endure criticism from all sides – and in large parts rightly so: Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.
No wonder: The reports that the relationship between Klose and Salihamidzic is said to have broken down are based on information from SPOX and goal not just to. They are still to say the least. The two ex-professionals share a deep dislike.
The reason for this: Salihamidzic’s son Nick, whom Klose looked after during his time as U17 coach. The 2014 world champion did not consider Salihamidzic junior, like other coaches on the FCB campus, good enough for a regular place.
In contrast to his colleagues, however, he dared to leave him on the bench. This caused a lack of understanding among Salihamidzic senior – and subsequently led to a solid argument with Klose, who then even toyed with the idea of throwing it off.
Flick is also said to have bothered the fact that internal information from the Brazzo camp was more often brought to the press in a targeted manner (such as during the negotiations for the new contract of captain Manuel Neuer).
But Salihamidzic was by no means the only disruptive factor for the triple coach. This is how Flick felt after information from SPOX and goal also the general treatment of the club management with deserving players like Boateng or David Alaba as inappropriate. Alaba’s adviser Pini Zahavi, for example, was publicly disdained by both Hoeneß and Rummenigge as a “greedy piranha” last summer, although negotiations with the Austrian, who was valued by Flick both in sport and human terms, had not yet failed.
Flick = dear, Bavaria = evil? It is not that easy
The narrative of the dear Hansi and the bad FCB or bad Hasan, as much as it fits into the picture, does not correspond to the whole truth.
This also includes the fact that Flick did not always present himself as an innocent lamb behind closed doors. According to his own statements, he poisoned Salihamidzic with a “Now shut up,” he said during a bus trip in front of the assembled team.