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Bayern gets old acquaintance back in-house

Old-play and former French international Willy Sagnol is the new right-hand man of the Italian coach Carlo Such.

Willy Sagnol © belgaimage

One sentence was that president Uli Hoeness greatly pleased: ‘I’m back home.’ As described Willy Sagnol (40) is already laughing his feelings. The heimatgevoel create for the current pros, and also feel continue to be maintained with ex-players, Hoeness wants something to last. So later, without much worry, them re-enable the clubwerking.

After the departure of the Englishman Paul Clement (45, his hard right hand earlier, when Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG) as head coach to Swansea City and clubicoon Hermann Gerland (63), which chef is the FC Bayern Campus, the new training centre, was the Italian coach Carlo Such not a long search for an assistant. He had to meet certain criteria: extensive knowledge and a great loyalty to his boss and the club, also and especially with the DNA of Bayern Munich.

When Sagnol is not a problem. The 58-fold international played between 2000 and 2009 for the Rekordmeister, made it five titles, four cups and the CL in 2001. Especially turned the French right, with his offensive rushes and tireless commitment along the flank to be a crowd pleaser. Further distinguished himself through his specific humor and the willingness to work as a foreigner quite quickly learn German.

After Sagnol, at only 31 years of age had had enough of professional football, he collected from 2013 experience as coach of the French U20 and promises. In 2014 he decided to take his chance as a sporty person ultimately responsible for Bordeaux, as a replacement for Francis Gillot. After a good first season (the sixth) is Sagnol in march 2016 dismissed after a 4-0-derbynederlaag against Toulouse and a heavily disappointing fifteenth place.

He was barely two months ago in his column in Kicker criticism on culture and identity among Such, who prefer to give priority to experienced pros, and economical in line with the talents, found Sagnol’s no point. “You should always remain alert. The young players I will try to help in their further development. That is certainly my plan.”

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