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Coach search: Bayern showed interest in Oliver Glasner

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In their search for a new Bayern coach, FC Bayern Munich apparently briefly turned their attention to Oliver Glasner, the current head coach of Crystal Palace. However, despite the interest, the Austrian coach will probably keep his post in England and not move to Munich.

Following the rejection of Ralf Rangnick and other candidates, the German record champions turned their attention to Oliver Glasner from Crystal Palace, according to Sky. In particular, his close relationship with sporting director Christoph Freund and his recent successes in the Premier League are said to have played a role. However, Crystal Palace gave clear signals that the 49-year-old would not be released. Prior to his time in England, Glasner worked for Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg, among others.

Only this development is said to have led to Bayern Munich now holding talks with Hansi Flick about a possible return. Flick had already coached Bayern from 2019 to 2021 – first as assistant coach to Niko Kovac and then as head coach. He won the treble of the German championship, the DFB Cup and the Champions League title with the German record champions for the second time in the club’s history.

Glasner with a strong run in the Premier League

Glasner is said to be very satisfied with his role at Crystal Palace and is therefore not considering a move. Since taking over in February, Glasner has achieved impressive results and brought about a noticeable improvement in the team’s play. This includes a strong run of wins. He has catapulted Crystal Palace to twelfth position in the Premier League. Under Glasner’s management, the team collected a remarkable 21 points in 12 games.

The coaching question at Bayern Munich therefore remains a hot topic, especially after the team’s recent elimination from the Champions League. After Bayern had to cope with a number of cancellations, there are now many indications that Hansi Flick will return. The former Bayern treble-winning coach could bring two more familiar faces back to Munich in the shape of Miroslav Klose and Tapalovic.

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