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Julian Nagelsmann says Hermann Gerland’s departure from Bayern Munich had nothing to do with him

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New Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann needs to fil out his staff.

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One of the hottest topics at Bayern Munich these days was the departure of assistant coaches Hermann “Tiger” Gerland and Miroslav Klose.

According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSaMia), new Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann insisted Gerland’s departure had nothing to do with the club’s hiring of the 33-year-old.

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Former Bayern Munich assistant coach Hermann Gerland was beloved by players.
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“The fact that Hermann Gerland doesn’t want to stay has nothing to do with me. That was interpreted wrongly. I told the club I’d like to bring two assistants and one analyst. I never told them I have no place for a certain employee,” Nagelsmann said. “I have a very good relationship with Hermann. But I don’t have the power to keep him at the club. However I’ll still be in contact with him and ask him for advice when I need it”

With Gerland and Klose out of the picture, Nagelsmann will be on the hunt for a staff. As of now, Nagelsmann has only formally identified one assistant coach.

“I have a list of candidates, but all are currently under contract. Therefore it could take some time until the staff is done. It’s already known that I’m bringing chief Analyst Benjamin Glück from Leipzig,” said Nagelsmann.