Official: Kahn returns to Bayern

first_imgMore than a decade after his last stage in the goal of Bayern, Kahn returns to the club to which he owes much, but also to the one who gave much. Kahn and Bayern were an ideal symbiosis from 1994 to 2008. “I am deeply connected to the club, it has had a very strong influence on my life. I have experienced an incredible amount of emotional moments, ups and downs”said Kahn. The former German soccer player Oliver Kahn, 50, celebrates the new year with his return to Bayern Munich as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian club, where he played from 1994 to 2008 and with which he conquered 8 Bundesligas, the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup, among other achievements. The announcement, made several days ago, is now confirmed with the entry of 2020. This has been communicated by the entity:Nicknamed ‘Titan’, the exporter He will work alongside the management team around Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, whom he will replace as head at the end of 2021. Uli Hoeness was responsible for the signing, which he agreed with Rummenigge and his successor in the presidency of Bayern, Herbert Hainer.“Oliver will bring his experience as a former world-class player and now also as a frontline entrepreneur. Oliver will enrich us. We will work well together,” Rummenigge said.Khan will meet the team during a visit to the Qatar training camp, from January 4 to 10, which will last several days. On January 19 he will attend the match against Hertha Berlin, the first of the second round of the Bundesliga of the Juerguen Klinsmann team.Klinsmann became a Bayern coach after Kahn’s career ended in the summer of 2008. The then coach was the one who downgraded Kahn to second goalkeeper behind Jens Lehmann at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The Supervisory Board, still under the direction of Hoeness, signed a five-year contract. Ottmar Hitzfeld, who has won several titles with Kahn as coach, including the Champions League in 2001, has absolute confidence in him to take the lead. “People know Oliver. He speaks simple language. He is a type of leader. He has the Bayern gene inside and a total identification with the club.”said Hitzfeld.The return of Kahn has unleashed the euphoria among the fans of Bayern, who celebrated the return of his ‘Titan’ at the annual general meeting in November almost more frantically than outgoing President Hoeness.They say that Kahn has prepared meticulously. Little has been heard from his mouth, only he wanted face the “new challenge” with “passion and enthusiasm”.Kahn was the least loved player in rival stadiums, where bananas were thrown from the stands. This intensified in 2000 in a duel in Freiburg when a fan threw a golf ball at his head. Kahn ran across the grass bleeding heavily. The wound was stapled without ceremony, Kahn returned to the arch the last seconds.Bayern has more than one thousand employees and an annual turnover of 750 million euros. In Munich only the titles count, at national and European level, along with serious business. Hoeness, Rummenigge and the new President Hainer believe that Kahn is capable of doing the most important job.Kahn was Hoeness’s idea. Both met again and again to talk. “At some point he clicked on me,” Hoeness described: “Oliver knows football, companies and carries Bayern’s DNA.” And he brought with him something indispensable: “We need someone in a leadership position who has been a footballer”.Maybe Kahn becomes the face of the club after Hoeness’s withdrawal from the front row: “Oliver was our titan in the field. And titanium does not oxidize. Consequently, we can get ready. Or that the other 17 Bundesliga clubs be prepared“.last_img read more

Why does Liverpool seem like an unbeatable team?

first_imgTwo players that did not involve large investments, which have rendered extraordinarily and currently, between the two, add a market value of 190 million euros. Undoubtedly, two of Liverpool’s best sports movements in its history and that, in addition, have a whole future in Reds tones so that the Anfield stand continues to marvel at its fantastic sports level.The magical trident: Salah-Firmino-Mané.Liverpool has in its ranks one of the best attacks on the planet. The trident formed by Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané has become one of the biggest nightmares for the English and European defenses in the last two seasons. Its scoring figures are at the height of very few in the world and its performance has been, without a doubt, one of the main keys for the Red team to be signing glorious years and of authentic sports shine. Having 3 of the best attackers on the planet in their ranks is one of the strongest assurances you can have at your Klopp controls. When it is not Salah, it is Mané, and if any of them fails, Firmino appears. Not to mention the afternoons in which the three decide to create a total party for the interests of their own. Without a doubt, one of the most feared attacks of the moment and, consequently, one of the most underlined keys in the recent great performance of this Liverpool. The impeccable management of Jurgen Klopp.Winning titles was the great burden of Klopp in England. After triumphing in Dortmund, the German coach added several seasons generating good results, offering serious approaches, winning tactical battles in big dates, but that had his long-awaited happy ending in 2019. Jurgen Klopp’s close personality has once again been key in his career sport to, now, succeed and be making history on the banks of the river The pressure on the rival.One of its most outstanding brands. The character and personality of this team is based, in large part, on a huge physical state that allows it to establish a pressure on the departure of rival high-flying game. With possession for and against. This Liverpool is able to drown its rivals with the start of brilliant matches in which it often manages to get ahead on the scoreboard against teams that are surprised. However, when it is time to replicate, when the protagonism falls to the opponent, he is able to close the pitch, he is able to compress the spaces to generate a feeling of sports suffocation that often precipitates the decision-making process and possession in favor. Undoubtedly, one of the most worked sections in Melwood by Jurgen Klopp and his.Alexander-Arnold and Robertson: the ideal complement outsideTwo of the players that have evolved most in the ranks of Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp. Alexander-Arnold, from the quarry. Robertson, from the Hull. Two names that appeared little by little, almost out of nowhere for the general public, but that have been enshrined as two of the best laterals in the world, each in its profile.The importance and contribution of the pair in the Liverpool outdoor game has made them two real daggers, two ubiquitous players that accumulate prominence and contribution in equal parts. While other stars of this Liverpool came at the blow of a booklet with large disbursements, in the case of the sides quite the opposite. If Alexander-Arnold ascended from the Melwood quarry, Robertson arrived from Hull City after paying a lower figure close to 9 million euros. Virgil van Dijk: historical signing to strengthen the defense.A case very similar to that of Alisson, but this time in defense, and with a much greater media impact. Liverpool signed two years ago, in the winter market of 2018, Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. After a hard negotiation with the southern team, the Reds were forced to pay the stratospheric figure of 85 million euros for the Dutch defense, who at that time became the most expensive center in history. Now that ‘honor’ falls to Maguire (Manchester United).A historical investment that began to bear fruit from the first moment. Virgil van Dijk was already considered one of the most desired defenses in England and Liverpool risked more than anyone to, now, have in their ranks what is considered by many the best defense on the planet. In Liverpool he has achieved firmness, security, has continued to explode his aerial game in attack, has continued to file his physical strength in the race and in short spaces, and has even been awarded at an individual level fighting against legends like Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Its market value has exploded commercially. If when I was in Southampton it had a commercial value of 30 million euros, it has now tripled steadily to reach the imposing 100 million euros. After years of doubts and sports emptiness that generated hundreds of defensive nightmares, Liverpool closed, thus, one of its biggest ballasts to have a real life insurance in the defense.center_img Liverpool lived a year 2019 of authentic dream to be European champion in the Champions League (in front of Tottenham), be champion of the European Super Cup (against Chelsea) and be a historic runner-up in Premier League after getting 97 points (only surpassed by Manchester City, with 98 points).But, as if that were not enough, closed the year being the incontestable leader of the 2019/20 Premier League with a practically absolute favoritism in order to be the next champion in English territory. Only an unexpected (and almost historical) twist of script would make the showcases of Anfield did not host at the end of the campaign a new league title. His figures scare. They have only lost 14 of their last 100 games played, and this season they still don’t know the defeat after 20 games played (they have a pending game against West Ham for the club world cup).They are the great rival to beat on British soil and one of the great candidates to be champion in continental territory. But, why is this Liverpool squad showing such a high level of sports excellence? What reasons allow this template to be considered one of the best in the history of Liverpool?Alisson Becker: one of the best goalkeepers in the world.In the summer of 2018 Liverpool made one of the most expensive signings in its history when it officially closed the incorporation of the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, from Rome. The English team got their signing after paying the imposing amount of 62.5 million euros. At that time he was considered the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football, but that same summer Chelsea paid the clause of Kepa Arrizabalaga and granted the Spanish the ‘prestigious’ commercial honor.A large number of which no one speaks on the islands, since the level of Alisson has been excellent. It is, without a doubt, one of the most fit goalkeepers in the Premier League and the world. The percentage of matches he has managed to sign with the goal to zero since his arrival in Anfield is very high and his performance in each match is up to what the team needed. With him in the team Liverpool closed, thus, one of its main weaknesses. Now, two questions, two doubts. Will Liverpool be the Premier League champion this season? Everything seems to indicate yes. But will he manage to do so undefeated, without losing a single game? Without a doubt, the great challenge. With the title virtually in the pocket for many connoisseurs in the British Isles, some no longer question the outcome, but the forms.last_img read more

16 years ago today, Valencia won their sixth league

first_imgThe sixth Valencia League got here after a historic comeback. Solely 12 days from the top, Valencia was eight factors behind Actual Madrid, chief in day 26. Solely ten days later, Valencia added its 77 level in Seville (26 of 30 factors), whereas Madrid stayed at 70. This was the one time in the whole historical past of the championship that the champion traced eight factors within the final 12 days. Thus, Rafa Benítez turned the one coach in Valencia’s historical past to win two Leagues (2001-02 and 2003-04). Earlier than, Ramón Encinas (1941-42); Eduard Cubells (1943-44); Luis Pasarín (1946-47); and Alfredo di Stéfano (1970-71) had proclaimed themselves league champions with Valencia.From this League that Valencia raised till in the present day, tAll of the Leagues have been won by Barcelona or Actual Madrid, aside from the 2013-14 through which the champion was Atlético. In that League, Valencia misplaced solely seven video games and none of them by multiple aim.The Valencia goalkeeper, Cañizares, was the goalless aim scorer this season (25 targets conceded) with a median of 0.68 targets obtained per sport. He left his aim to zero in 20 league video games, a file that in the present day continues to be the file of a ché goalkeeper. CRISTINA QUICLER ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The gamers celebrated the league title in 2004.CRISTINA QUICLERcenter_img Valencia won their final league 16 years ago in the present day. On Might 9, 2004, the Ché crew won its second league in three years after profitable at Sánchez Pizjuán (0-2) with targets from Vicente and Baraja. There have been two days left till the top and, on this approach, Valencia won the sixth league title in its complete historical past, led by Rafa Benítez. Ten days later, Valencia achieved their double, in a historic 12 months, after they beat Olympique de Marseille (2-0) within the UEFA Cup last in Goteborg.last_img read more