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Bayern Munich bosses aren’t convinced about using a back three-based system

Will the coach be empowered to run the system that he wants to deploy?

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According to a report from kicker (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), the Bayern Munich brass and the fans have something in common: A propensity for debating the respective merits of a back three vs. a back four at the club under Julian Nagelsmann.

Specifically, Bayern Munich executives are discussing whether or not the squad’s unexpected and unceremonious Champions League departure at the hands of Villarreal was due to the players — or Nagelsmann’s system. The coach ran a back four for most of the first leg and a back three in the second leg.

Bayern Munich’s bosses are reportedly not enamored with the idea of playing a back three-based system and think that a permanent commitment to a back four is the best way to go for everyone.

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This might be something that the coaching staff and front office should book a meeting or two on, to sit down, discuss, and hammer out a solution as the summer transfer window nears.

Or better, maybe the two sides could have ironed this situation out when Nagelsmann was hired last year.

With so many key players up for contract renewals and the club reportedly seriously interested in several other players on the transfer market, squad planning initiatives needed to be set...months ago.

Where do you stand on the topic?


What system do you think Bayern Munich should move going forward?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Back four — stick with the tradition and what has historically won games.
    (739 votes)
  • 20%
    Back three — let the coach run what the system that he wants to run.
    (277 votes)
  • 19%
    What’s the big deal? The players should be able to run whatever system the coach decides with aplomb.
    (263 votes)
  • 7%
    I give up, I’m buying an Eintracht Frankfurt kit.
    (98 votes)
1377 votes total Vote Now

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