Sport 1 journalist Florian Plettenberg issued a tweet this morning giving a report on the current state of Bayern Munich’s coaching situation.
As we had already heard, RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is considered to be the favorite, but the Bavarians will have to weigh paying upwards of €15 million for the 33-year-old coach.
Where it gets interesting is that Plettenberg indicated that Bayern Munich is looking to get some kind of fee for Flick, but how that would work remains unclear. Is Bayern Munich expecting Flick to buy out his contract or would the board want the DFB to compensate them should Flick take over for Joachim Löw as expected?
The situation would be far more clear if Flick was thought to be moving to another club, but the thought of charging a fee to the DFB might rub some folks the wrong way if that is in the plans.
Finally, Plettenberg said that Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who coached at Bayern Munich from 2013-2015, is “buzzing” around in the heads of the Bayern Munich bosses. Here are Plettenberg’s tweets in their original form:
❗️News #Flick: Nagelsmann top favourite, HF is allowed to go! But: #FCBayern knows that JN will cost 15€+, therefore a solution must be found with HF that compensates for this. RB expects a . No issue: HF‘s dismissal. Buzzing around in the heads of the bosses: ten Hag. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) April 19, 2021
Plettenberg follow-up with a short tweet in German detailing that the price tag for Nagelsmann is €15 million:
Erst wird geschrieben, dann gekürzt, weil wenig Zeichen. Natürlich 15 Millionen € plus (wie berichtet)— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) April 19, 2021
First it is written, then it is shortened because there are few characters. Of course, 15 million € plus (as reported)