clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Müller-Wohlfahrt blames Pep Guardiola for Bayern Munich departure in 2015

New, comments

The longtime team doctor expounds on the rift

Germany - Training & Press Conference
Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

When Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt resigned in April 2015, the Bayern Munich community was shocked. Müller-Wohlfahrt had been at Bayern for 38 years and is still the team doctor for Die Mannschaft.

Upon his departure from the club it had been rumored that a rift had occurred between the doctor and former head coach, Pep Guardiola. That rumor appears to be true.

Saturday happened to be Müller-Wohlfahrt’s 75th birthday and he celebrated with several interviews explaining why he resigned.

Müller-Wohlfahrt told Bayerischer Rundfunk:

“I wasn't used to how Pep Guardiola treated me, it had never happened before - not one single time. When you have the feeling that you don't have any bond with the coach, who rejects everything and doesn't show any interest in medical work, who just criticizes and says everything is better in Spain, then it stops being fun.”

He also told Sport Bild:

“I quit following differences of opinion with Pep Guardiola, who blamed me for defeats and overstepped his area of expertise. As a doctor, I carry the responsibility for a player's health and not the coach.”

Ouch.

Even though Müller-Wohlfahrt clearly holds some type of grudge over the circumstances of his resignation he still admits to a possibility of a reunion of some type. Bayern president Uli Hoeness confirmed as much in an interview on Sky Sport stating, “We've had talks about getting him more involved again -- but not in the old way.”

Müller-Wohlfahrt continues to treat several Bayern players such as Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer, and Jerome Boateng.