Willy Sagnol, right-back at FC Bayern Munich from 2000 to 2009, told some anecdotes about his former team-mate, former goalkeeper and current FCB board member Oliver Kahn in an interview and also criticized the record champions.
The Frenchman first spoke about a dispute with Kahn after losing to Chelsea in the 2004/05 Champions League quarter-finals.
“I always had a lot of respect for Oli. I can remember that when I played against the Blues I flanked an opponent and scored a goal afterwards. We were eliminated from the Champions League. As Oli against Real Madrid a year earlier had blundered, nobody said anything, but after the game against Chelsea I was hard on Oli, I didn’t put up with it, “Sagnol told Sport1.
Kahn was “probably the world’s best goalkeeper” for him, but Sagnol wanted to defend himself: “It was a question of respect. Back then I thought ‘if you turn me on, you have to be clean’. But that’s already 15 or 20 years ago. Oli and I are still in good contact with each other. I wish that he could make it as Bayern boss. “
Sagnol about Bayern goalkeeper Kahn: “Just threw the bin away”
In addition, Sagnol remembered a “game in Berlin against Hertha, when he just grabbed one of these big tons in the cabin and threw it away. That was just Oli. He always gave everything for Bavaria. Like me. He is the right one Guy.”
Sagnol ended his career at the beginning of 2009. After working for a few months as a scout for Bavaria in 2011, the now 43-year-old returned to Munich for the 2017/18 season as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach and was a temporary coach after the Italian’s dismissal the record champion.
Sagnol: “It was no longer the FC Bayern I knew”
After only one game, however, Jupp Heynckes came, Sagnol refused to offer him another job in the club at the time. “I was sad and irritated,” he explains today. “If you work at Bayern as Carlo’s assistant, then you hope for a long relationship. It didn’t work out. The situation at Bayern was difficult and it is still difficult for me to talk about it. It wasn’t how it went more the FC Bayern that I knew. A separation was always in style in this club, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case with me. “
However, Sagnol, who has been without a coaching job since then, is “not angry” about the break-up and emphasizes: “Bavaria was and is still my heart club.”
The Bundesliga table after 27 match days
|10th||1. FC Cologne||25th||39:45||-6||32|
|11.||1. FC Union Berlin||25th||32:41||-9||30th|
|15.||1.FSV Mainz 05||25th||34:53||-19||26|
|18th||SC Paderborn 07||25th||30:54||-24||16|