Champions League: Coach search picks up at Bayern


Champions League

Bayern Munich has brought game one after the separation of Niko Kovac positively over the stage. However, the 70,000 spectators in the Allianz Arena were not served fireworks on Wednesday in the 2-0 against Olympiacos Piraeus. In the Champions League, although the entry into the second round was fixed, but the press was busy looking for the new coach, which is picking up speed in Munich.

Contrary to the first media reports Arsene Wenger is not an issue in the German record champions. A commitment of the former coach of Arsenal was "not an option," said the Bayern of "Bild" newspaper with and confirmed a conversation by CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge with the 70-year-olds.

"Arsene Wenger has called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon and basically signaled interest in coaching at Bayern," quoted the "Bild". "Bayern appreciate Arsene Wenger very much for his work as a coach at Arsenal London, but he is no option as a coach at Bayern Munich."

Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger will not be on the sideline at Bayern Munich

Flick satisfied with "staid Bayern"

Fixed is that interim coach Hansi Flick will also sit on the bench in the league match against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night. With Wenger Bayern want to meet, according to media reports after the game. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic did not comment on the names. "We will calmly, without pressure select the coach, which we think is the right one," said the 42-year-old Bosnian.

Flick was satisfied after appearing against Olympiakos. There is still "air up," said the interim coach. Robert Lewandowski once again made the difference. The Pole broke the Torbann in the 69th minute. With six goals in the current competition Lewandowski is only one behind the top scorers in the ranking Salzburg Erling Haaland. Ivan Perisic (89.) made the final score shortly after his substitution. The "kicker" wrote of "good Bayern".

Alaba as center-back

An increase in performance will be necessary if in the top match against Dortmund victory number two under flick should follow. "This is a game that looks forward to the whole of Germany," said Flick, "we want to set another sign." The former assistant of Kovac rehearsed against Olympiakos a new defense, in which David Alaba came alongside Javi Martinez in central defense , Her back Manuel Neuer was satisfied: "For our self-confidence on the defensive is very important." The Greeks acted offensively, however, harmless.

David Alaba (Bayern)

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Alaba was used by Flick not as a left-back, but in the internal defense

Flick also set signs otherwise. Most notable was the move to put the Kovac set fine technicians Philippe Coutinho and Thiago on the bench. The duo was after the recent ideas in the criticism. The game of Bayern seemed in total but inhibited. There was a lack of momentum and creativity. The participants nevertheless emphasized the positive. "That was not the ultimate feeling, but everyone saw that we were there," said Thomas Muller.

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