Bayern Munich alumni: Lothar Matthäus ranks Julian Nagelsmann best Bundesliga coach
When it comes to assessing coaches in the Bundesliga, German legend Lothar MatthÃ¤us has seen enough to know he has seen too much.
The player-turned-expert ranks Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann as the best in the league, but also rang with a few surprises and disappointments (as captured by Sport Bild):
MatthÃ¤us, on the other hand, is very excited about two ânewâ coaches: Steffen Baumgart (49, Cologne) and Julian Nagelsmann (34, Bayern). Speaking of Baumgart, MatthÃ¤us says: âHe brought this team and the club back to life. They believe in themselves, play with courage and are not afraid to make mistakes. For Lothar, note 1.5!
Nagelsmann brought back the ‘Bayern machine at full speed’: ‘The way the team continues to play football under Nagelsmann is great, hungry, attractive and successful. Â»Note: the same 1!
MatthÃ¤us also appreciates Bayer Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane:
IT is THE surprise for expert MatthÃ¤us: Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane (42 years old)! MatthÃ¤us in his column: âI’m quite surprised by him. He understood and accepted the league in a rush and gave Bayer Leverkusen a very nice signing.
The record-breaking German international is also enthusiastic about Werkself’s style of play: “Fast and attractive football on the wings, an excellent center-forward with a chic and defensive structure and almost better stability than in the past.” MatthÃ¤us gives it a score of 2.
As for disappointment, MatthÃ¤us thinks Adi HÃ¼tter (51) misses the mark:
The Austrian, who came from league rival Eintracht Frankfurt ahead of the season, is disappointing overall, according to “Sky” specialist MatthÃ¤us. âWhat Borussia and their coach have offered so far is absolutely not Gladbach. What the club represents is totally absent. Above all, it lacks exciting attacking football, a lot of chances, goals, speed, passion. There is hardly any of this to see so far. A clear verdict! And this can also be seen in the standings.