Bayern Munich Sack Goalkeeping Coach After Leaking Internal Chats to Manuel Neuer

Bayern Munich Sack Goalkeeping Coach After Leaking Internal Chats to Manuel Neuer

  • German giants Bayern Munich have sacked goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic
  • Tapalovic reportedly leaked out dressing room conversations to Manuel Neuer
  • Neuer has been ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring his leg skiing

Bayern Munich goalkeeping coach, Toni Tapalovic has been axed by the German club after he reportedly leaked dressing room information.

Tapalovic was named the Bavarians' goalkeeping coach in July 2011, after announcing his retirement from professional football nine months earlier.

The 42-year-old coached Manuel Neuer to become one of the best goalkeepers in the modern game.

Toni Tapalovic, Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich, Julian Nigelsmann
Axed Bayern Munich trainer Toni Tapalovic was very close to Manuel Neuer. Photo by Stefan Matzke.
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But according to Mirror Sports, the Bundesliga champions have dramatically sacked Tapalovic after Bayern manager, Julian Nigelsmann complained about his behaviour.

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Why Bayern sacked Tapalovic

As reported by Bild, noted by Sportskeeda, Tapalovic is said to have leaked information from Bayern's locker room to injured club captain, Neuer.

After discovering the goalkeeping trainer was relaying chats between staff members and Neuer, Nagelsmann was displeased and called for a brutal parting of ways.

Bayern's statement after Tapalovic's axing

"As our goalkeeping coach, Toni was involved in the successes of recent years,” Bayern sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic said in an official statement. “We would like to thank him for that. Differences, particularly over the way we worked together, have now led to us going our separate ways. We wish Toni Tapalovic all the best for the future."

Tapalovic had stints at Schalke 04 and VfL Bochum during his playing career.

Bayern Munich signs Yann Sommer

Sports Brief earlier reported latest signing, goalkeeper Yann Sommer arriving at Bayern Munich ahead of his impending move to the German champions.

The shot-stopper was seen arriving at the club's car park with the rest of his representatives, ahead of his medicals with the Bundesliga champions.

According to Goal, after first-choice goalkeeper Neuer fractured his leg, Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach reached an €8-million agreement to sign Sommer.

He is expected to be a temporary solution to stem the Bavarians' goalkeeping crisis, at least until Neuer returns from being sidelined for the rest of the season.