Salihamidzic defends Nagelsmann: “I wouldn’t question the decision to bring Nagelsmann back then. He was in the semi-finals of the Champions League, he has a sensational game idea. We were all convinced and hoped that this ‘project’ would have a great future. “ Salihamidzic on the frequent coaching changes: “We have to win every game and we have big goals, with titles at the end of the season. The circle of (suitable) coaches is small. Because there was one on the market now, we dared to take this step. It’s a mix. Man “Must have an idea for the game, especially nowadays. It wasn’t so much for us back then, it’s more detailed today. We had quality. But if you look at this team, they’re footballing today. The coach has to have a certain, consistent leadership style and therefore his idea of the game teach the team in such a way that they bring them onto the pitch. Nevertheless, with certain freedoms.”
Nagelsmann-Aus a personal defeat? Salihamidzic: “Sure, we had a good relationship with Julian. He’s young, but a top coach and has an excellent idea about football. We don’t like it that it went like this. We would have preferred to continue with him, would have been the way gone on. Now we are all responsible, including the team and the coach.x
Munich boss confirmed to Sport1 that there had been problems regarding the coach. “Was there a lack of leadership with Nagelsmann? That was his style. Of course there were problems, we had some disciplinary issues. I know the decision is not popular but it was a decision that, as Bayern Munich, we had to take. We can’t change the whole team. We had a top coach but the performance levels weren’t what we wanted. Julian is disappointed, and so am I. But we have to do our job, to react. We need a couple of months. We won’t sit down to talk, for sure. The important thing for me is to be able to look each other in the eyes.