Will Bayern Have Bundesliga Competition This Season?

With a DFL Supercup victory already under their belts and a solitary defeat so far this season, it seems somewhat of an overreaction to question whether Bayern have what it takes to capture a record breaking sixth consecutive league title. But that loss to Hoffenheim – as well as the draw at home to Wolfsburg - has already had an effect and there are some suggesting that there could be a new Bundesliga champion this season.

Even the most ardent of Bayern fans would not argue that some of performances under Carlo Ancelotti have been less than inspiring and although they won the league by 15 points last season it was not done in the swashbuckling manner that the fans had become used to.

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.

Ancelotti - Bayern Munich won't add players despite pre-season concerns

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that there won't be further additions to the squad despite their dismal pre-season to date.

The German champions lost to Liverpool by a comfortable 3-0 scoreline in Audi Cup, and the Italian admits that team need to change their attitude and spirit ahead of the new Bundesliga season.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring as early as the seventh following a lapse from Bayern's summer signing CorentinTolisso. Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 for the Reds in the first period before Daniel Sturridge completed the rout with a third goal in the 83rd minute after which he was subbed off with fatigue.

Manchester United lining up possible move for Bayern Munich ace

Manchester United could reportedly revive their interest in Renato Sanches with Jose Mourinho keen to add a central midfielder to their ranks.

The Red Devils have been pursuing a deal for Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier in recent weeks, but an agreement looks highly unlikely with Spurs reluctant to place a price on their prized asset.

Bayern Munich highlights club’s intention to work with younger players

Bayern Munich president UliHoeness has seemingly denied suggestions that his club could pursue the services of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez this summer.

The Chile international is entering the final year of his Gunners deal, and it is widely predicted that he could switch his allegiance to a Champions League-based club. The Bavarian giants have been deemed frontrunners for a while with national teammate Arturo Vidal also urging Sanchez to pick the German champions over other suitors.

Neuer Set to Captain Bayern

Since the retirement of club legend and inspirational captain Phillip Lahm earlier this year, there has been plenty of speculation in the local media about which player will adopt the armband from the outgoing 33-year-old. Names including Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller were both rumoured to be in the running to adopt some extra responsibility this campaign but the club have recently announced that the captaincy will be handed to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

The Bayern number one has been at the club since 2011 making over 170 appearances for the Bundesliga champions since finalising his €22million transfer. The 31-year-old has already captained the national side and can boast a World Cup winners medal and five domestic titles.

Carlo Ancelotti found his new assistant manager

The head coach of Bayern Munich, Carlo Ancelotti has been searching around for his new assistant and it seems like the Italian coach has found it as it was recently announced that the former footballer Willy Sagnol made his return to the Allianz Arena.

Willy Sagnol used to perform as a player of Bayern Munich for over 8 years where he managed to add various pieces of silverware to his collection. The former defender became a fans’ favorite and now his return to his former club has been completed.


Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed the claims of Robert Lewandowski’s agent Maik Barthel that the club did not do enough to support the striker in his golden boot award chase, whilst also heading off trouble from Joshua Kimmich, who is also looking for assurances that he remains a key player for the club ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Lewandowski was widely expected to clinch the award on the final day of the season after netting 30 goals in the Bundesliga. However, his rival Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang stole the crown on the final day. The former Borussia Dortmund star was disappointed with how it happened, and admitted as much when he said: “It does not hurt anymore, but it did at first. Maybe because I was not completely satisfied with the way my team helped me. Immediately after the last game, I felt anger. I was disappointed with my team.”

Robert Lewandowski blames his teammates for missing out on top scorer award

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has placed the blame on his fellow teammates after he missed out on the top goalscorer award in the Bundesliga.

The Bavarian giants celebrated their fifth consecutive league triumph in the German top flight last term, but it is not a happy point on a personal view for Lewandowski.


Phillip Lahm got the pleasure of leaving the international scene with a World Cup trophy.

He retired after Germany’s triumph in Brazil 3 years ago – ending the season with Bayern falling to Madrid in the quarter final of this season’s Champions League – on the back of 3 consecutive semi-final exits. This must have dampened the euphoria during his exit and perhaps denied him the reality of how he pictured the end of his club career.


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