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Bayern Munich Hansi Flick criticized for “going it alone” on dream transfers

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Hansi Flick reportedly caught some heat internally at Bayern Munich for his defensive tactics and for trying to to bring in Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.

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The curious ways stories leak to the media is always fascinating.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen numerous stories break with information about where things went wrong at Bayern Munich between manager Hansi Flick and sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic.

Per a report from kicker (as captured by Tz), it appears now we are starting to see more stories released about Flick’s alleged issues. Notably, this account states that Flick went off-the-grid to contact Timo Werner and Kai Havertz last summer before each player ultimately moved to Chelsea:

As reported by kicker, Flick has been criticized internally for some time. In particular, his “go-it-alone” approach to desired players was met with incomprehension. The 56-year-old is said to have contacted Kai Havertz and Timo Werner personally, for example, without first consulting the club.

Interestingly, Flick has reportedly also come under fire for his defensive tactics:

After last season’s outstanding performance, there was also sporting criticism of Flick from the top management. The reason: the historically weak defense. The Munich team has conceded more goals this season than at any time in the last 15 years.

For as much as Bayern Munich wants to end all of this, we might still have a bit more to go.