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Bayern president Hainer criticizes Neuer’s ‘incomprehensible’ comments

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer wasn’t too impressed with what Manuel Neuer had to say about the sacking of Bayern Munich goalkeeping coach

It seems that Neuer’s woes in the wake of his comments about Toni Tapalovic’s dismissal aren’t at an end, since now Bayern president Hainer has chimed in about the issue.

Hainer calls Neuer’s public outburst about Tapalovic ‘disappointing’

Following the sacking of long-time Bayern Munich goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic, Manuel Neuer gave an interview with the Athletic where he didn’t hold back his anger and frustration about the decision, calling it “the most brutal thing I’ve experienced in my career”.

As one could imagine, this hasn’t gone down well with the Bayern hierarchy, leading to comments from Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn and Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who both condemned Neuer’s remarks.

It seems now, Bayern president Hainer has also taken issue with Neuer’s comments, leading him to say: “It is incomprehensible and disappointing for us that Manuel did not seek the way to us, but went directly to the public.

“I’m even more disappointed than angry because I would have thought Manuel – who has been with us for so long – has so much trust and comes to us first to discuss it. 

“I support one hundred percent what Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic said.”

There have been reports that Bayern Munich might want to terminate Neuer’s contract because of his comments. However, Herbert Hainer assured fans that this would not be the case. Although, he might be stripped of Bayern captaincy.

“We will now sit down with him and work through everything calmly and professionally,” Hainer added.

“The most important thing now is that Manuel gets well again and can play. And then we’ll see.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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