At Bavarian Football Works, we are using this midseason break to expose ourselves (phrasing!). When working on Bayern Munich news and opinions on a 24x7x365 basis, the entire staff develops some very good — and some very, very bad — takes. Whether these takes are relevant to past, present, or future opinions, we are going to let you in on some of the stupid things we think as part of a series. Without further ado, BFW will let it all hang out (damn it! phrasing again!).
My Probably Bad Take: Toni Kroos should be Bayern Munich’s next sporting director!
We all know what a superb footballer Toni Kroos is. Besides his football qualities, he is more than a decent human being. Bayern Munich fans remember him from his time at the Allianz Arena. Here, he was already known as one of the best midfielders in the world.
His departure from Munich was somewhat controversial. The poor lad wanted to stay and help his boyhood club grow, but the bosses didn’t want to hear about it. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:
I love the dude, but he can’t develop as much in Munich, as he would at Real Madrid. The best thing for his growth is that he leaves Bayern.
As a few years have passed and the brilliant midfielder is getting older, Bayern Munich should already secure him as future Bayern’s sporting director. He is known for having loyal and sincere friendships, and is very respected for that in the football world — he would have the best public relations!
He is a humble guy — when he transferred to Real Madrid, Toni accepted a pay cut because of his profound moral views. He famously said that football shouldn’t revolve around money. That would make him the best possible negotiator.
It’s also presumed that he would be a beast when it comes to contract extensions, something that he would excel at.