• The Bavarians will face RB Leipzig on May 20 in their most challenging encounter next to duels against Schalke and Cologne.
• The club icon has been downgraded to a substitute. Despite media reports that the 33-year-old is considering offers from other clubs, Kahn had to deny any plans to allow Thomas Muller to leave.
While title rival Dortmund seems to turn its games into football parties, Bayern Munich is desperately awaiting the season’s end.
Despite a one-point lead with only three rounds of matches to come, Borussia’s easiness is attracting envious looks from the Bavarians.
Other than the Black and Yellows, the 2020 treble winners’ future seems uncertain when it comes to next season’s squad, and what is increasing tensions is simultaneously affecting the administrative board of leaders.
In contrast to the recent 10 years with the club mostly sovereignly grabbing the league title and other silverware, the 2022-23 season race comes along as a burdensome issue making the reigning German champion crawl over the finish line with ridden-down tires.
While coach Thomas Tuchel is trying to keep the pieces together regarding the remaining sportive issues, a dark shadow seems to lie over May 30, when a board meeting is scheduled to decide about the future of chairman Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Turmoil seems fueled by Kahn having to constantly justify the dismissal of Tuchel’s predecessor Julian Nagelsmann after roughly 22 months. Heading for calm waters seems impossible until the summer break; not to speak of the danger to gamble away the minimum goal such as the league title.
The Bavarians will face RB Leipzig on May 20 in their most challenging encounter next to duels against Schalke and Cologne.
Tuchel will have to push through against all odds. The 49-year-old seems to be able to count on everyone’s attention for the moment as some of the difficulties seem to be shifted to the future such as the so-called “Muller problem.”
The club icon has been downgraded to a substitute. Despite media reports that the 33-year-old is considering offers from other clubs, Kahn had to deny any plans to allow Thomas Muller to leave.
Tuchel continues to praise the attacker’s new role as a team carer and supporting source for younger players.
The sports magazine Sport-Bild said that after 23 years in Bayern shirt, Muller is thinking about joining a league rival as a career end in the United States or Saudi Arabia only seems second choice for him.
The striker’s future seems to depend on Tuchel’s plans regarding the upcoming season, as Muller said he intends to continue at a high level until at least 2024.
The Bayern coach might already have made up his mind, but it seems a bad idea to already talk about it. At present, it seems the struggling club’s main issue is to forget about what comes after May 27 when the league ends.