While Jerome Boateng will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, the departure of the German international would have been notified to him by his sporting director, after the last training of the Bavarians before the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League lost to Paris (2-3).
Defeated at home in the first leg by Paris Saint-Germain (2-3), Bayern Munich does not approach its Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday (9 p.m., to be followed live on RMC Sport 1) in the best possible way. Both on a sporting and extra-sporting level. Faced with many absences in his workforce, the Bavarian giant also has to do with internal conflicts in the club. Coach Hans-Dieter Flick and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić no longer hide their disagreements, the most persistent of which leads to Jerome Boateng’s situation.
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“It was a joint decision of the club management and the coach is also involved”
The German international defender, 32 years old and 76 caps, will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Salihamidžić had formalized his departure on the sidelines of the match against PSG last Wednesday, confirming that the German defender would leave the club freely this summer: “I spoke to Jerome. His contract is expiring and will not be renewed. was a joint decision of the club management and the coach (Hansi Flick) is also involved, “he told Sky Deutschland.
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Flick does not seem to share the same opinion, however, and would have liked to extend his defender, a situation which for several days has generated strong tensions in the upper echelons of the club. But what seems more surprising still is the timing used by the club to announce its non-extension to the player. According to SPORT1, Boateng would have learned of his departure… the very morning of the match against Paris, after the last warm-up session and from his sports director. Not the best way to prepare for such a meeting, and a cruel announcement for a major element of the Bavarian workforce since 2011.
The 2014 world champion, who has made 31 appearances this season, including 22 in the league, then sat on the bench in the quarter-final first leg. Coming out only following the injury, shortly before half-time, of Niklas Süle (42nd), the holder in central defense alongside David Alaba.