One of the primary factors in Hansi Flick leaving Bayern Munich was the fractured relationship the sextuple-winning manager had with sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic.
In a recent interview with Sport1, Bayern Munich board members Oliver Kahn and Uli Hoeneß indicated that they are not worried about such a schism happening between Salihamidzic and new manager Julian Nagelsmann.
“Hasan has the difficult task of handling transfers in times of Corona. But a club like Bayern Munich has to be able to cope with that. We have a strong culture of debate,” Kahn said. “That is also part of our success: that there are so many strong personalities. Nevertheless, one always finds a consensus in the end.”
Hoeneß was dumbfounded as to why Salihamidzic has been the subject of so much ire.
“I cannot understand the criticism of Salihamidzic. I held a managerial position at FC Bayern for 40 years and am still on the supervisory board,” Hoeneß said. “Whenever we bought a player, everyone in the club was responsible for it. And not the trainer or the manager alone. It is no different now. The fact is: Hasan can’t buy players on his own. The statutes of FC Bayern München AG do not allow that at all. Each transfer must also have the signature of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge or another member of the board on it.”