Bayern: After Hummels departure Salihamidzic is in the duty
Bayern: Precarious staff situation in Munich - now Salihamidzic is in the duty
Mats Hummels, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben have already left Bayern, Jerome Boateng's farewell seems to be unavoidable. The squad must be restructured, which is why Hasan Salihamidzic is now in focus. That could be his chance.
"If they knew what we already have for the new season." With these words, Bayern President Uli Hoeneß promised at "Sport1" an incomparable transfer offensive of the Munich. A good three months later it is clear: Bayern could face a complicated transfer summer, which in turn greatly increased the pressure on sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Mats Hummels, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben say goodbye to Munich and the departure of Jerome Boateng seems inevitable - too deep is the gap between the world champion and his club. As a result, the record champions are forced to lure reinforcements in the key positions of central defense and wing storm to the Isar. Due to the all-year double burden and the Munich ambition to play in the Champions League, it may even need two defenders and two winger.
Bayern still flashes at the players of choice
Although Lucas Hernández and Benjamin Pavard have already signed two defenders for the World Cup, Hernández is still suffering from an injury and Pavard has just relegated with former club VfB Stuttgart. For club legends Ribéry and Robben no alternative could be presented at all.
In addition, Bayern are currently losing out on all their favorite players. Leroy Sané still seems to doubt whether a move to Munich is the right move for him. Callum Hudson-Odoi has torn his Achilles tendon a few weeks ago and should therefore not be a serious candidate. For French talent Nicolas Pépé, the negotiations seem to be just as stagnant as Timo Werner.
"Brazzo" must deliver, but can also prove it
The fact is: The Bavarian authorities have spat great sounds - and must deliver now. Especially Hasan Salihamidzic is in the focus. The sports director was faced with criticism throughout the season - his influence would be too weak in the shadow of the mighty bosses Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Exactly this pressure situation, with which "Brazzo" now has to deal, could also be an opportunity for the Bosnian. Salihamidzic could now prove that, despite his lack of experience, he can be a suitable Bayern sporting director and that he can be able to emancipate himself from club leaders and write his own story in Munich.
For that, the Bosnian needs significant new signings. However, with the current conditions in the transfer market, this is likely to be anything but easy, but what is already simple at Bayern.
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