Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:59• Mart Oude Nijeweeme • Last update: 11:17

There seems to be no end to the marriage between Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern Munich in the short term. Regardless of whether the club wants to get rid of the trainer, a special clause in the coach’s contract makes a short-term departure almost impossible, writes BILD. According to the boulevard newspaper, a special severance payment would only apply in the event of dismissal after the second year of the contract.

Bayern started the season well and made an impression in the Champions League against Barcelona last week, but seems to have completely lost it in the competition in recent weeks. After a draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-1), 1. FC Union Berlin (1-1) and VfB Stuttgart (2-2), they lost against FC Augsburg (1-0). The pressure on Nagelsmann has increased considerably with a disappointing fifth place in the ranking.

BILD writes, however, that the 35-year-old trainer is firmly in the saddle for the time being due to a special arrangement of the Rekordmeister. A special severance payment would only apply in the event of dismissal after the second year of the contract. A termination during this season can therefore be very expensive for Bayern. After Nagelsmann’s second contract year, i.e. at the end of the current season, a fixed termination premium applies in the event of a possible dismissal. This amount decreases with each contract year.

CEO Oliver Kahn does not want to know anything about a layoff. “We have nothing to do with any other coach at the moment. We are completely convinced of Julian,” said the former goalkeeper during the well-known Oktoberfest. “We now have the opportunity to analyze and be critical of each other for a fortnight. We will have a lot of discussions with each other to do better in the future. The team must realize that there is no one outside of our own fans who could help us. treat them to a new championship title.”

Bayern paid 25 million euros last year to release Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig. With an annual salary of eight to nine million euros and a long-term contract, both parties had every confidence in a long-term cooperation. However, the management style and communicative qualities are mentioned as weaknesses of Nagelsmann. Thomas Tuchel, who was recently sacked from Chelsea, is seen as a threat to the innovative coach. The game against Borussia Dortmund on October 8 is seen as crucial by BILD.


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