Bayern Munich

Michael Ballack expects a tougher season for Carlo Ancelotti

Former Bayern Munich star Michael Ballack expects Carlo Ancelotti to have a difficult campaign with the German champions this term despite making a 100 percent start to the Bundesliga campaign.


The 40-year-old, who has previously played under the tutelage of Ancelotti at Chelsea, believes that the manager will regret the appointment of Willy Sagnol as his new assistant this season.

"I was amazed that Ancelotti said on the day Sagnol was introduced that he would have preferred Philipp Lahm or Xabi Alonso alongside him. Obviously, there were different opinions between the coach and the Bayern board. In addition, Ballack claims Ancelotti could regret the decision not to choose his own assistant and accept the Bayern hierarchy's own man. I know Carlo from our time together at Chelsea. He is a nice bloke of impeccable character who has perhaps made concessions and accepted decisions against his own will," Ballack told Revier Sport.

Bayern Munich once again produced an impeccable performance

Bayern Munich once again produced an impeccable performance in the Champions League group stages to secure a 2-0 win overDinamo Zagreb.

This ensured that the club returned to winning ways once again after they had suffered a shock 3-1 loss against Borussia Mönchengladbach during the weekend. Bayern Munich had no requirement to chase a victory against Dinamo Zagreb since they had already qualified for the last 16 of the competition as group winners. The real competition was just below Bayern Munich with Arsenal and Olympiakos fighting for the second spot.

GUARDIOLA NOT STOPPING NOW

The year of 2014 is reaching its end and certain managers and players are taking their time to reflect on what has happened in the past 12 months, one of these figures is Pep Guardiola as the coach of Bayern Munich is well aware that everything has been going superbly well for the German coach that he is in charge of but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the next year will be the same.

Mandzukic Confirms Leave Of Munich

Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has finally confirmed rumours that he is set to leave the German club at the end of the season. The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal over the last few months. This is because manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly unhappy with his playing style, which does not fit into his philosophy. Guardiola is a fan of small players who like to play the football on the ground. Mandzukic, though, is a player who made his name due to the physical style of football that also helped Bayern Munich lift three major titles in 2013.

LOST FOR WORDS

The Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that he is still lots of words when thinking about the defeat suffered at the hands of Chelsea in the final of the Champions League. Bayern Munich were up against Chelsea in the final of the Champions League.

SCHWEINSTEIGER RULED OUT

Bayern Munich have confirmed the fact that star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be missing several weeks of the season due to the ankle injury suffered recently.

Bastian Schweinsteiger suffered an ankle injury recently and hobbled off the pitch. The worst was feared, and the fears turned out to be true after Bayern Munich confirmed that it may be several weeks before they get to see their star midfielder in action once again.

BAYERN MUNICH WAITING FOR NEW SIGNS

Bundesliga giants are currently fighting to qualify for the Champions League, but are discussing squad alterations behind the scenes with final decisions to be announced in May.It is a season to forget. Earlier this week, in response to their continuing disappointing performances, Bayern Munich pulled the rip cord and dismissed coach Louis van Gaal.

BUTT DEMANDS IMPROVEMENT

Butt has demanded improvements from defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to turn the corner. A 0-0 draw at home to Cologne at the weekend followed the same result against Werder Bremen a week earlier.

Before that, Bayern Munich lost 2-0 at Kaiserslautern and can count themselves somewhat fortunate to have beaten Wolfsburg with a late goal on the opening day of the season.

All that is too little, given their ambitions, and Butt has called on his team-mates, who reached the UEFA Champions League final last season, to put things right.

NAPOLI SIGN SOSA

Bayern Munich's Sosa has been signed by Italian club Napoli. "Sosa is going to continue his career at the foot of Vesuvius," Bayern Munich confirmed in a statement.

Sosa won Olympic gold with Argentina in 2008, a year after joining Bayern, with whom he had one year of his contract remaining.

In three seasons in the Bundesliga he has competed in 35 games, scoring three goals.

At Napoli Sosa can look forward to taking part in the Europa League where the Italian team's group rivals are Liverpool, Steaua Bucharest and Utrecht.

BAYERN OFFLOADING TONI

Napoli chief Riccardo Bigon has confirmed their interest in Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni.

Toni spent last season on-loan at Roma.

“You cannot contest Toni’s talent, while Fred played in the Champions League with Lyon and is now in Brazil,” Bigon told Radio Marte.

“We are following many options, including overseas, and keeping a close eye on alternatives. Before buying anyone, we will sell.

“Vagner Love has different characteristics to Toni and Fred, so it would change our style of football. The type of player we’re looking for is a pure hitman.”

Subscribe to RSS - Bayern Munich
2016 © Copyright information