Uli Hoeness, Bayern Munich’s president and his associates in the club’s board of directors, felt something had to be done after the team’s 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain, and knowing that a number of players had turned on Carlo Ancelotti, the choice looked obvious; the Italian had to go.
For me, some Bayern players live too much in the past. We were world champions, we won the Champions League many times, but it is about the actual state of the team and I would be very surprised if Carlo Ancelotti did not recognise this and set his team up accordingly
former Bayern player Markus Babbel told Sky 90, defending the Italian coach for his choices, and clearly blaming some of the team’s players for Bayern’s below par performances since the start of the season.
It is a bit annoying for me that the whole thing is now shifted to Carlo Ancelotti. Ribery has great merits for the club and has been a fantastic player. But this position he once held is one he cannot now fulfil in my eyes. He still sees himself on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. But the truth is different. The truth is when it matters, he is not there
Babbel said, isolating Franck Ribery, whom he seems to consider the main man in the… revolt against Ancelotti.
If Franck Ribery is offended, he calls Uli Hoeness and then you have already lost as a coach
the former Germany international also said.