Crucial weeks for Bayern coming up

Jupp Heynckes has made the perfect start to his fourth spell in charge of Bayern Munich, winning all three games without conceding a goal. But with huge matches coming up in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League, the veteran manager is about to find out a lot more about his current squad.

Because let’s face it, this is the same group of players that started the season sluggishly under Carlo Ancelotti. He may have made a good start, but Heynckes’ selection headaches could intensify in the coming weeks, particularly when you consider who his side will up against.

Bayern Munich sack Carlo Ancelotti

Bayern Munich have reportedly parted ways with manager Carlo Ancelotti following Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Italian head coach replaced Pep Guardiola at the helm last season and guided them to the Bundesliga title in his first season in-charge.

However, the new campaign brought question marks over his future after a poor pre-season where they struggled to beat the likes of Inter Milan, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. Bayern are currently three points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, and the 3-0 thumping at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain was the last straw for the former Champions League winner.


Even though Carlo Ancelotti won the Bundesliga and the DFL-Supercup during his debut season at the helm of Bayern Munich as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, the highly-rated manager could only last 1 season in charge of the German club as he was sacked on September 28 of 2017 as Ancelotti spent a little over 1 year in charge.

Whilst it might come as no shock to fans who have been watching their recent dou performances on socagol, for such a highly-praised tactician and experienced manager who has won just about every top piece of silverware in the world of football, it was fairly surprising to see him being sacked in what was a fairly short period of time.

One of the main reasons of why it’s believed that Carlo Ancelotti suffered the fate of being sacked was due to Bayern Munich losing against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2nd group stages match of the UEFA Champions League, which was one of the most watched games on

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.


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