FC Bayern in crisis: Secret clause regulates Nagelsmann’s expulsion

Under Julian Nagelsmann, FC Bayern went without a win in four consecutive league games for the first time in 20 years.Image: www.imago-images.de / MIS

Philipp Kay Koppen

For the record fee of 25 million euros, FC Bayern fished the former Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann over a year ago, and directly signed him to a five-year deal. But already in his second season, the talented coach and his superstar-studded team are in crisis.

Thomas Müller was stunned after the game against Augsburg.

Thomas Müller was stunned after the game against Augsburg.Image: www.imago-images.de / MIS

For the first time since 2002, Bayern have not won four games in a row in the league, and are now five points behind leaders Union Berlin, and that after only seven games.

In the midst of the mood of crisis, the “picture“Secret details from Nagelsmann’s contract revealed, according to which the 35-year-old’s sacking should also be regulated.

Nagelsmann severance pay contractually regulated, but only from next season

Accordingly, the amount of a potential severance payment was determined in advance. The longer Nagelsmann has been with the club – i.e. the more of the total salary he has already received – the lower the compensation will be.

But: The eviction clause only applies from the third year of the contract. A contract termination before the end of the current season would have to be amicable, so the severance payment would be freely negotiable.

According to “Bild”, Nagelsmann’s annual salary is between nine and ten million euros. A dismissal of the coach with more than three outstanding contract years could cost the record champion almost as much as his commitment once.

Bayern bosses still convinced of Nagelsmann

Apparently, throwing Nagelsmann out is currently not an option anyway. “We are not dealing with any other coaches now,” thetable footballBayern boss Oliver Kahn. “We are convinced of Julian,” he is said to have emphasized at the start of the Wiesn.

Hasan Salihamidžić (left), Julian Nagelsmann (2nd from left) and Oliver Kahn (right) couldn't bring themselves to smile at the official Wiesn photo.

Hasan Salihamidžić (left), Julian Nagelsmann (2nd from left) and Oliver Kahn (right) couldn’t bring themselves to smile at the official Wiesn photo.Image: imago / FC Bayern Munich

However, the CEO could not deny the unsuccessful start to the season: “In the Bundesliga we can be anything but satisfied,” he admitted. In particular, he struggles with the exploitation of chances: “We just don’t manage to make the punch at the end. The opponent can always clarify, the last pass is played too sloppily time and again, and ultimately there is always a lack of the necessary concentration. “

In the coming international break, Kahn wants to analyze everything and “have a lot of talks.” Nagelsmann himself also recognizes the negative trend in the Bundesliga. “I think about everything – about me, about the situation, about everything“, he announced after the defeat in Augsburg.


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