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Daily Schmankerl: Hoeneß blasts Mourinho; Isherwood and Tillman may be on the move; an Arp update; and MORE!

The odds and ends of a busy week are all packed in today’s Schmankerl.

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Uli Hoeneß doesn’t mince words on coaches like Jose Mourinho (SportBild)

Uli Hoeneß, who is never one to keep an opinion festering inside of him, gave his thoughts on why hiring a low-key manager is preferable to one who may be a little more...uh, flamboyant.

You have to ensure you don’t have a superstar as a coach, but someone who integrates into the group. Jose Mourinho is a superstar at Manchester United. But he hasn’t brought the club forward at all. Everything is always focused on him.

There is a level of accuracy to what Uli Hoeneß says, but sometimes a coach like Mourinho can deflect media criticism from the players onto himself by being such a big target. Either way, I really wouldn’t want to see Mourinho in Munich, like, ever.

Timothy Tillman linked to FC Nuremberg move (Sport1)

Among the many Bayern youngsters possibly looking to get out of Munich in search of a better opportunity is Tillman. FC Nuremberg Sporting Director Andreas Bornemann spoke to Sport 1 about the possibility.

On account of his age, background, and current situation at his club, Timothy Tillman a candidate we are currently involved with.

Tillman’s move could give him a chance to compete in the Bundesliga next season with Nuremberg, who will likely be promoted. The 19-year-old has scored 6 goals and made 7 assists in 30 regional league games this season. Like Niklas Dorsch, and Manuel Wintzheimer, Tillman seems to be at a crossroads with Bayern and does not foresee an opportunity in the near future to supplant any of the current players on the depth chart.

Thomas Isherwood goes on trial with Rangers (Daily Record)

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In what has been anticipated, the 20-year old Swedish center back is marketing his services and is now on a trial with the Rangers.

Rangers have handed young Swedish stopper Thomas Isherwood a trial as they continue their hunt for players ahead of Steven Gerrard’s impending arrival. The 20-year-old is currently with Bayern Munich’s B team but his contract with the German giants is due to expire in the summer. And the central defender is attracting interest from the Light Blues and has spent this week training at Murray Park despite the current turmoil at the club.

Isherwood, who has also been linked to Celtic, is a prime candidate to move on from Bayern because of the depth in the system at center back and the club’s targeting of players such as Mattijs De Ligt.

Jann-Fiete Arp may be one step close to Bayern (Hamburger Morgenpost)

Arp, who may hold the key to how Die Roten approaches it striker situation this summer, is close to finishing high school and looking toward the next step of his journey as a player.

Fiete Arp’s future remains undecided; no one knows how often the 18-year-old will still play for HSV.

Arp has just completed his final secondary school exams. HSV Sporting Director Christian Titz will hold Arp out of the senior squad this weekend as it tries to stave off relegation against Eintracht Frankfurt. (The ties to Bayern are everywhere!) Instead, Arp will play for the U19 team in what may be a farewell tournament.

Hamburg has been trying to extend Arp’s contract, but it seems as if a move to Bayern is a foregone conclusion.

Only an agreement between the two parties remains outstanding. But what do Bayern have planned for Arp? He probably does not come into consideration for the professional team next season—because the Bayern bosses do not believe he can make the huge leap into their star ensemble yet. Instead, they are pondering in Munich step would be best for Arp’s development.

Lothar Matthäus goes home (SportBild)

Matthäus, who recently represented Bayern Munich in both Philadelphia and Miami last month to support the International Champions Cup, decided to dust off his boots for one final match on the pitch.

The 57-year old will play one last game on May 13th with FC Herzogenaurach in the District League.

Matthäus went through all youth teams of the club in Herzogenaurach until he moved to Gladbach in 1979. This time around, the World Footballer of 1990 and 1991 wants to bring more attention to the region of Middle Franconia. “This is not intended as a joke game, because our opponent can still go for second place.”

FC Herzogenaurach recently clinched its league and will be promoted to the sixth regional league.

If you wanted to see a recap of Matthäus’ trip to the Unites States, here you go:

Bayern has a new regional partner in Asia (

Well, if you are in Asia and looking for some home improvement ideas, Bayern has just the partner for you!

FC Bayern and the Häfele Group have announced a new regional partnership today at a press conference in Bangkok. The market leader of interior design elements will be the German record champions’ “Official Regional Home Improvement Partner” for Thailand, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The cooperation includes the use of trademark rights, meet and greets with FC Bayern legends and fan trips to the Allianz Arena.

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