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Bayern Munich’s sporting director has resigned

Matthias Sammer and the club have agreed to a mutual termination of his contract

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Matthias Sammer is done at Bayern Munich, report multiple outlets in Germany. After four seasons in charge following the Christian Nerlinger fiasco, the sporting director and the club have agreed to a mutual termination of his contract that ran until 2018.

While the club has not commented, Sport 1 reports that Sammer and the front office came to this decision amicably although the root reason seems to still be a mystery. Sammer suffered a mild stroke earlier this season and while he has made a full recovery does not feel up to the ability to continue to manage Bayern Munich, reports Christian Falk. BILD however reports that the termination reason was not health-related. The official announcement from the club is expected Monday.

On the eve of a new season and with a transfer window just days old, it’s hard to foresee the impact this will have on Bayern Munich’s summer. But after the impressive run that Matthias Sammer has put together over the last four years — a run that has included one of the largest trophy hauls in Bayern Munich history -- it’s hard to imagine this club can go anywhere but down in the talent acquisition and management department.

UPDATE: Bayern Munich have confirmed Matthias Sammer has left the club, citing other priorities.

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