The goalkeeping position in Bayern Munich since Oliver Kahn’s exit has been permanetly rotated. The instability has affected the fortunes of the club like in other positions on the field.
Thomas Kraft who was designated as the number one keeper under the ex coach Louis Van Gaal,after the winter break, is scheduled to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. His contract will not be renewed because of discrepancies between Kraft and Bayern Munich. He wants to be the number one keeper but Bayern can not give him the guarantee. Kraft is already negotiating with Hertha BSC.
Joerg Butt, the new old keeper of Munich has extended his contract for another year till 2012. Butt is ready to play the nominal role as second choice, if negotiations with Manuel Neuer of Schalke comes to fruition.
The sport director of Bayern Munich, Christian Nerlinger, once said,Bayern Munich is not a training ground for young talents. It is no surprise that Kraft and former keeper, Micheal Rensing, could not stand the pressure in Munich.
Bayern need a stark keeper like Kahn once again. If they can secure the services of Neuer, it will bring back stability.