Crazy spontaneous transfers over 100 million euros are not FC Bayern’s thing. At Säbener Straße, they take a more analytical approach to squad planning. The be “a flowing, permanent process. Our goal is always to plan this in the medium term and at the same time to have a squad every season that is capable of becoming German champions and playing at the top of the Champions League.”describes Oliver Kahn in an interview with the ‘kicker’.
This includes prospective transfers such as those of Mathys Tel (17) or Ryan Gravenberch (20) as well as the commitment of ready-made stars in the Sadio Mané (30) or Matthijs de Ligt (23) category. This summer it was all about “Deliberately setting new points of interest in the squad and increasing the competitive situation.”
protest of the substitutes
In the past few weeks, Bayern found out that this doesn’t always have positive effects. The result was media quarrels about the playing times of Gravenberch and Leon Goretzka.
Even before the most recent crisis, Julian Nagelsmann had expected such moments of dissatisfaction: “There will certainly be a moment, you can’t prevent that even with a lot of talks.”
According to a ‘kicker’ report, the coach, who is already on the list within the team, needs to moderate these problems away. Not an easy task, especially since the luxury squad currently has few failures to complain about.
What happens after Neuer & Müller?
In a few years, the substantial question of solutions for the legacy of players like Manuel Neuer (36) and Thomas Müller (33) will be even more exciting. In any case, the thought of it does not worry Kahn. “When it came to saying goodbye to great players, we always managed to keep the squad at the top European level”explains the CEO.
Until 2024, the two leaders are still tied. barge: “We just renewed both of them. We are happy to have her on our team as an absolute leader.” Especially with a view to the hierarchy, it will be a real challenge when the captain and his vice resign after long and successful careers.