In an interview with The Athletic, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge addressed the club’s most contentious issue: The alleged feud between manager Hansi Flick and sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has encouraged the European champions to remain together. In the face of revived strains between head coach Hansi Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
The pair have had their disagreements in the past. With Flick arguing after last month’s Champions League victory over Lazio that they wanted to put this stuff behind us.
“They sang, hugged, and cleared the air,” Rummenigge says. “Seeing two people behaving respectfully and come together is a positive thing. They are influential members of the club. Despite the news, there was no reason for anybody else to get involved; they handled it themselves, and I think everything is now in order.”
Rummenigge attributes the willingness of people to differ and then travel as a key component of the thriving society that both Flick and Salihamidzic have managed to foster.
Following Wednesday’s 3-2 first-leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the competition, they won last year. The talk was widespread that the pair were at odds once more.
“We all have to pull together, work harmoniously, loyally, and respectfully,” he told Bild.
“This is my unequivocal prerequisite for sporting leadership. This subject must come to an end. We don’t have to keep commenting. Particularly because we’re in the final quarter of the season, first in the Bundesliga with a seven-point lead, and still have a chance to progress in the Champions League after our 3-2 loss to Paris.
The basic needs are Calm and a concentration.”
Bayern’s 19-match unbeaten streak in Europe’s top competition came to an end with the loss to PSG.