FC Bayern parted ways with goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic. Numerous colleagues and former colleagues thanked the 42-year-old.
Munich – Just one day before the home game of the FC Bayern against 1. FC Köln, the record champions decided to say goodbye to their goalkeeping coach. On Monday night, Munich gave the immediate dismissal of Toni Tapalovic, who was part of the coaching staff for eleven and a half years. As a result, several Bayern stars and well-known former players and teammates said goodbye to the 42-year-old Gelsenkirchen.
|Born: October 10, 1980 in Gelsenkirchen|
|Goalkeeping coach at FC Bayern: July 2011 to January 23, 2023|
|Professional stations: including VfL Bochum, KFC Uerdingen, Kickers Offenbach|
Toni Tapalovic: FC Bayern fires goalkeeper coach for “differences” in cooperation
The reasons for the dismissal of Manuel Neuer’s close friend and godfather were “differences over the way we work together”, as Hasan Salihamidzic was quoted in the FC Bayern club announcement. After the recent television appearance of Alexander Nübelwho told the audience in the ZDF sports studio, Salihamidzic had already announced that Tapalovic had barely contacted him during his loan to Monaco. It should be Tapalovic’s last conversation as Bayern’s goalkeeping coach, even if the problems with Nübel were only a side issue.
Tapalovic is not supposed to have a particularly good relationship julian nagelsman have taken care With the former coach Hansi Flick he had been promoted to assistant, with Nagelsmann he had to resume his usual role as goalkeeping coach. What Photography reported, the Croat is said to have found it difficult to follow the instructions of the FC Bayern coach and passed training room inmates. Furthermore, it is said that Tapalovic neglected working with the young goalkeepers.
Release of Toni Tapalovic: FC Bayern professionals Neuer, Ulreich and Müller say thanks
Despite the reasons given, many current and former colleagues said goodbye to the veteran goalkeeper coach via social media. Next Manuel Neuerwho described Tapalovic as an absolute “pioneer of modern goalkeeping”, also used substitute goalkeeper sven ulrich an Instagram post. “Thank you Tapa! For almost 7 years of first-class cooperation, your trust and all the successes we have celebrated together,” the Swabian wrote about the sacked FC Bayern goalkeeping coach.
Thomas muller He also spoke, under Tapalovic’s parting words on Instagram, the tall Bavarian commented: “Thank you Tapa, it was an honor for me! Also thanks to you it was an absolute success in the last decade. You indirectly recorded one or the other game for us . Beware.” The 33-year-old also added a heart emoji to his lines.
Toni Tapalovic: Former FC Bayern stars David Alaba and Xherdan Shaqiri say “thank you”
Bayern’s veteran defender david praises, who has played for Real Madrid since the summer of 2021, was also apparently affected by the expulsion of his former teammate. “Thank you,” wrote the Austrian, who added praying hands and a heart emoji. Although Xherdan Shaqiri only played in Munich for two and a half years, he seemed to have a good relationship with Tapalovic. “All the best in the future, Tapa,” the Chicago Fire player wrote tonight.
Christian Früchtl has been training with the professionals of FC Bayern since he was fifteen years old. The goalkeeper, who is now 22 years old, who has been in goal at Austria Wien since this season, Tapalovic also expressed his appreciation. “Thank you for everything!” commented the veteran Bayern Munich substitute goalkeeper, who has never had a chance to play in all those years. Früchtl was only allowed to stand between the posts for nine minutes in his last game for Bayern.
Toni Tapalovic: Former Schalke teammate Gerald Asamoah doesn’t know “most loyal person”
Brazilian Rafinha, who worked at Bayern’s right-back from 2011 to 2019, also left a message. “Touch thanks. I love you my friend!”, Wrote the 37-year-old man, adding five heart emojis to his message. Rafinha already knows Tapalovic schalke Times, along with Manuel Neuer, all three were under contract with the Royal Blues between 2006 and 2009. At the time, Tapalovic was playing for S04’s second team and was only part of Schalke’s professional team for a short time.
Schalke legend Gerald Asamoah, who now works as a licensing officer at the Bundesliga club, cheered on his former teammate after he was sacked. “Tony, keep your head up. I don’t know anyone more loyal than you, stay that way,” the former Germany player said in Tapalovic’s direction. It is not yet known how the Croatian will continue, but Schalke do not seem to have forgotten about him. (Ajr)