Bayern Munich has signed Michael Rechner as goalkeeping coach. The 42-year-old joins Munich from TSG Hoffenheim. Rechner was TSG’s goalkeeping coordinator from 2008 to 2015, and he handled the first-team goalkeepers.
Michael Rechner has been appointed as Bayern Munich’s new first-team goalkeeping coach.
The Bundesliga champions have been without a member of staff in that position since January, when Toni Tapalovic was fired for leaking inside discussions to players.
Bayern had conducted an extensive search for the person who would follow Tapalovic and had finally reached an agreement with Rechner on the post.
‘Rechner was goalkeeping coordinator at Hoffenheim from 2008 to 2015, and he handled the first-team goalkeepers.’
Prior to joining Hoffenheim, Rechner had a successful playing career with a variety of second and third-tier German clubs.
After retiring, the German became the Coordinator of Goalkeeping at Hoffenheim. In there, he was in charge of training and scouting goalkeepers.
The 42-year-hiring old’s comes immediately after Tapalovic’s departure, which worried a number of Bayern’s first-team players.
FC Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer says it felt like his heart was being ripped out. He said that when the goalie coach was sacked.
Last season, it was reported that head coach Julian Nagelsmann was angry because staff meetings were being transmitted to Neuer and, eventually, the rest of the team.
Tapalovic, Neuer’s best man at his wedding, has been at Bayern since 2011 and is largely credited with developing the German goalkeeper into one of the best in the world.
FC Bayern Munich signs new Goalkeeper Coach
There had been disagreements between Tapalovic and the club’s management “for a long time,”. And the club’s statement on his dismissal made no attempt to gloss over the issues between the two parties.
Toni was instrumental in our recent triumphs as our goalkeeping coach. ‘We’d want to thank him for that,’ Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic said.