FC Bayern announced in a surprise move, the appointment of Matthias Sammer as the new sports director of the club. He replaces Christian Nerlinger, who was in the position since 2009.
Christian Nerlinger, was not able to fill the position left by Uli Hoeness as sports director with distinction. Apparently, the shoe was too big for him. He was not able to shake off the influence of Uli Hoeness.
Take the signing of players to Bayern Munich for example. Usami, Petersen and Rafinha did not improve the fortunes of the team.
He was also an acolyte of Louis Van Gaal, although the other members of management were already interested to sack Van Gaal during his reign.
In a press statement by FC Bayern, “the analysis of the last season clearly showed differences in concept between the management and Christian Nerlinger. Therefore both agreed to terminate the working relationship to begin the new season.”
Matthias Sammer will perform his new role as “head of licensed players activities.” Sammer has been the sports director of German football association,former coach of Borussia Dortmund and VFB Stuttgart.