MÜCNHEN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich general manager Oliver Kahn has announced talks after the criticism from goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He denounced the decision of the club management to send goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic away. “It was the most brutal thing I’ve been through in my career — and I’ve been through a lot,” Neuer said.
However, Kahn did not think his captain’s statements were possible. “What Manuel has said about Toni Tapalovic in parts of these two interviews does not do him justice and does not fit FC Bayern’s values.” The general manager wants to talk clearly with the goalkeeper who will not play this season after a broken leg.
Kahn also criticized Neuer’s timing. Important matches are coming up, he says. Bayern did not start the second half of the season strongly with three draws in the Bundesligsa and a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain awaits in the Champions League.