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Kahn expects Nagelsmann and sends “signals”

FC Bayern Munich will open their wallets again this summer to strengthen the squad in various positions. For CEO Oliver Kahn, this is necessary in order to achieve the really big goals. In addition, the ex-goalkeeper had special expectations of head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

When FC Bayern lost Julian Nagelsmann for a record transfer fee from RB Leipzig last year, a new era was about to begin at the club. The 34-year-old promised and continues to promise numerous successes in the south. In his debut season, however, he only managed to win two titles, the DFL Supercup and the championship, which were already planned.

In order to be able to achieve larger goals, the trainer will be given several new top players at the same time. Two promising reinforcements came from Ajax in Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui, while the club received a new figurehead in Sadio Mané.

Over 50 million euros, not including bonus payments, have already been spent. More expensive transfers, such as the possible commitment of defensive star Matthijs de Ligt, could follow.

Sports director Oliver Kahn explained in “kicker” why FC Bayern is renewing its squad so much: “It is necessary to create competitive situations and send signals. Especially after the second half of the season, which did not live up to what we expected.” Because: First of all, the Munich team flew out of the DFB Cup early on, followed by the embarrassing end in the Champions League against FC Villarreal.

Kahn with a view to Nagelsmann: “Doomed to success at Bayern”

Now FC Bayern is attacking again. Financially, the people of Munich can now draw on unlimited resources again after the austerity measures imposed on them over the past two and a half years due to the corona pandemic. “Now that the spectators have returned to the stadiums, business can be planned better again,” says Kahn, who puts the money directly into the team. “We want a squad with which we can ideally win the Champions League.”

With the new squad, the head coach is once again asked to bring as many titles to the Isar as possible. But Oliver Kahn also emphasized another requirement for the coach: “We also signed Julian Nagelsmann because of his game philosophy. We expect him to introduce and develop young players.” In particular, he went into national player Jamals Musiala, homegrown Paul Wanner and newcomer Ryan Gravenberch.

Kahn followed with a look at Nagelsmann: “We are doomed to succeed at Bayern, he knows that too.”

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