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Ripples from the shocking resignation of Bayern Munich's medical staff continue

Bayern Munich confirmed the resignation of Dr.Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt today

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On Thursday, the Bayern Munich medical staff resigned immediately following Bayern Munich's 3-1 loss to FC Porto with Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt issuing a statement to the German press alleging that the medical staff had been blamed for the very disappointing loss in the Champions League.

At the time the club did not issue a statement, but confirmed the staff's resignation and released a statement this morning:

"FC Bayern Munich notes with regret the decision of chief medical officer Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt (72) to resign his medical duties at the club. Dr Müller-Wohlfahrt in particular, but also his team, have performed first-class work for the club and its players over the years. Our sincere thanks are due for this."

The clubs statement further outlines that Dr. Volker Braun will head up the medical department in the interim until Bayern Munich makes alternates arrangements.

An additional report from BILD has reported that the source of the disagreement between the club and Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt was a conversation with Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rumenigge following the Porto game. That report has not been confirmed by other sources in Germany and given the tacit implications of that piece, it's best to exercise prudence with regards to exactly who was responsible for what in this event.

One thing that does seem to be clear is that Pep Guardiola does not believe that the loss on Wednesday was the fault of the medical staff. In his press conference today, the Spaniard addressed the situation stating that the loss on Wednesday was his fault and no one else's.

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