Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has spoken out about the controversial decision to sack coach Carlo Ancelotti. The 58-year-old was relieved of his duties after Bayern fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of PSG in the Champions League.
Hoeness claims dressing room unrest at Bayern
Speaking to 'Sport1', Hoeness revealed that "Ancelotti had five players against him".
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, another important figure at the Bavarian club, also spoke about the departure of the former-Real Madrid coach.
"Since the start of the season, the performance of the team has not met our expectations, and the match in Paris has shown clearly that we had to make conclusions," Rummenigge stated.
He added, "Carlos is my friend and that will continue, but we had to take a professional decision for FC Bayern."
Ancelotti did not regret PSG team selection
Ancelotti took risks with what has turned out to be his final team selection as the manager of the Bundesliga champions. He left Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Mats Hummels, and Jerome Boateng out of the starting line-up for the defeat at Parc des Princes, yet insisted after the match that "I don't regret anything." Perhaps that was the statement that sealed his fate.
The reins will now pass in to the hands of Willy Sagnol. The former-Bayern player faces a tough challenge ahead, starting with a league match against Hertha Berlin on Sunday.