Football, FC Bayern: The extremely successful era of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as CEO of triple winner Bayern Munich is drawing to a close, but the former national team captain was not always right either. “Jürgen Klinsmann’s attitude” was his biggest mistake, said the 65-year-old in an interview with Munich Mercury and the tz. Rummenigge explained: “You have to be honest: Jürgen Klinsmann and FC Bayern just didn’t really fit together in our club culture and our philosophy. He wasn’t a coach in the sense of a coach, he was more of a project manager.”
The club should have “had to provide him with a top German coach at the time,” said Rummenigge: “But I believe that you have to be able to make mistakes in order to learn from them. Ideally, you just shouldn’t repeat them. ” Bayern Munich signed Klinsmann, who led Germany to third place at the 2006 home World Cup, for the 2008/09 season as the successor to Ottmar Hitzfeld.
The world champion from 1990, from 1995 to 1997 as an attacker at FC Bayern, failed terribly and was dismissed before the end of the season. Before Klinsmann signed up, then Bayern manager Uli Hoeneß had favored Jürgen Klopp, who was then still at Underdog Mainz 05, before Rummenigge prevailed.
Soccer, Italy: Thanks to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan are still the sovereign leaders in the Italian Serie A. In his starting eleven comeback, the Swede scored both goals on Monday evening to make the Milanese 2-0 (1-0) success at Cagliari Calcio. First, the 39-year-old converted a penalty he had forfeited (7th). In the 52nd minute, “Ibra” increased to 2-0. It was goals number eleven and twelve in the eighth game of the season for the Swede. Ibrahimovic came on January 10 after a seven-week injury break on a short assignment. AC Milan (43 points) remains three points ahead of city rivals Inter. Third is SSC Napoli with 34 points.
Basketball, NBA: Despite 25 points from Dennis Schröder as the best thrower of the Los Angeles Lakers, the champion gave up a victory that was believed to be safe. In the 113: 115 defeat against the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers had worked out a 33:14 lead on Monday (local time). But two minutes before the end, the guests turned the game because Los Angeles allowed itself too many simple mistakes. As a result, the Lakers, who are still in first place in the west, suffered another defeat after five wins.
James Harden, on the other hand, has settled in well with the Brooklyn Nets. After his spectacular move from the Houston Rockets to the Nets, the 31-year-old had already scored 32 points on his debut. Now he put up two more points at 125: 123 against the Milwaukee Bucks. In addition to him, Kevin Durant also convinced with 30 points.
The two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo also got 34 points at the Bucks. In addition, the Dallas Mavericks lost 93: 116 to the Toronto Raptors. Among the Texans, where Luka Doncic did not have a good day with 15 points, Maximilian Kleber was missing.
Soccer, Turkey: Mesut Özil is said to have signed a long-term contract with his new club Fenerbahce Istanbul. As the picture-Zeitung reported in its Tuesday edition, the 32-year-old former German national soccer player has received a contract until 2024. Özil traveled with his family from London to Istanbul on Sunday. In the Premier League he had played for Arsenal for seven and a half years, but had not been on the pitch since March 2020. At the Premier League club, Özil’s contract would have expired in the summer.
Women’s football, England: Former Manchester United professional Phil Neville is retiring early as coach of the England women’s national team. As the English football association FA announced on Monday, the 43-year-old’s commitment ends with immediate effect. According to British media, Neville will be the head coach of Inter Miami in American Major League Soccer.
The newly formed soccer club is owned by Neville’s former teammate and friend David Beckham and is currently looking for a coach. Neville had been the national coach since January 2018.
The 59-time England professional was recently criticized for mixed performances. Originally Neville should have looked after the team until after the European Championship, but the tournament was postponed for a year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to his premature departure, Neville is now missing out on taking part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Dutch Sarina Wiegman, who became European champion in her own country in 2017 as the Oranje trainer, has been Neville’s successor for a long time, but is still tied to the Netherlands until the end of August.
The team will be looked after on an interim basis until Wiegmann takes office with the Lionesses in August. According to the FA, the selection process is already underway.