Jogi Low ain’t ready for this. Per Bild, former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness is set to become a pundit for RTL in March, analyzing Germany’s upcoming games against Iceland, Romania, and North Macedonia.
On his new job, Hoeness said, “Anyone who knows me knows that I always complete every task I take on with 100 percent, and I promise that to the fans and viewers at home in front of the television.”
If you’re a certain National Team coach right now, you’re probably sweating furiously. Low knew what he was doing back in 2019, when he exilved Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, and Jerome Boateng from the squad. By timing the announcement so close to Bayern’s Champions League game with Liverpool, he made Uli hold his tongue, and saved himself from the verbal whipping he so richly deserved.
This time, Uli Hoeness will be on a platform unaffiliated with Bayern, able to criticize the DFB and the coach the way only he can. Other pundits and TV experts will try to avoid pissing off Germany’s football governing body, but as a retired exec, Uli has no such qualms. He’ll tell it like it is, and right now, it’s not great.
Get some popcorn, everyone.