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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich considering Zinedine Zidane and Arsene Wenger; injuries for Die Mannschaft; and more!

Things never stop being dramatic when you’re a fan of FC Bayern.

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Bayern Munich considering Zinedine Zidane and Arsene Wenger as replacements for Kovac (Bild)

According to Bild, Bayern’s top brass have been considering former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to replace Niko Kovac, should the need arise. Other candidates include the basic list of out-of-work managers you’ll see in any of these kinds of articles:

  • Arsene Wenger
  • Antonio Conte
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl
  • Laurent Blanc

Let’s file this under the “unlikely” category for now. Kovac clearly isn’t being sacked this international break, unless Uli Hoeness is a fan of reverse psychology.

A survey for Bayern Munich fans (at_sunshine)

Click the link above to answer a quick survey made by one of the posters on this forum. You get to rate everyone’s performance, including the coach and the management, and play the blame game as much as you like. Have fun!

Injuries for Die Mannschaft (Twitter)

The injury to Kai Havertz is an especially acute blow, because Germany can hardly seem to find a goal these days. For now, Timo Werner will have to suffice.

More Twitter news ...

The anniversary of a legend:

Christian Falk tweets something cryptic about James Rodriguez, as he is wont to do:

At least the rest of the Bundesliga is having fun:

Bayern loanee Adrian Fein in the 2nd Bunesliga team of the week

If you haven’t already checked out our Bavarian Loan Works, Adrian Fein put on a man-of-match performance for Jahn Regensburg this past weekend, making the team of the week.

A call for fan groups (

We are trying something here at the Daily Schmankerl and need YOUR help. If you read my man Tommy Adams’ piece about his experience with the FCBNYC Fan Club (if you haven’t, SHAME ON YOU!), you could see how great the event was. So we want to highlight some of these wonderful groups that are out there globally and this is what we need from you:

  • Name of the group
  • Location
  • Year founded
  • Leadership (if you have people are kind of running the show)
  • Meeting place
  • Social media handles
  • Pictures

I’d LOVE to be able to feature a different fan group every week this season. Maybe we can do it, maybe not...but only YOU can help decide the fate of this idea. Send your info to:

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