No sack fear as Bayern boss Nagelsmann s

  • Julian Nagelsmann has no fears aboutbeing fired by Bayern Munich if he hits a rough patch of form this term, saying the only pre sure he feels is his own need to succeed.The Bundesliga champions get their new campaign under way against RB Leipzig in theDFL-Supercup on Saturday, before kicking off their league title defence next Friday againstEintracht Frankfurt.Head coach Nagelsmann tasted succe s in his maiden season at the helm at Allianz Arena, but the 35-year-olds first campaign was far from the cakewalk Bayern have appeared to enjoy under varying predece sors in the past few years.The lo s of Robert Lewandowski this term also represents a major blow when it comes to firepower, and questions are being asked about whether this could be the year the clubs league monopoly is cracked.ButNagelsmann feels the only pre sure he faces comes from himself, and that whatever challenges his side square up to will happen come what may for him.I always put the pre sure on myself,he said.I want to play the most succe sful football po sible, which is also nice to look at from the outside. I feel little pre sure from outside .Its not about life and death in football. If I get fired at some point, Ill be fired Im not too afraid of that! Thats the way it is in the job. I dont feel the pre sure from outside, only my pre sure to succeed.We want to do certain things better than in the second half of the season but I dont really give a damn about the pre sure thats coming from outside. While Bayern have brought in fresh recruits this summer, including Sadio Mane andMatthijs de Ligt, the departure of Lewandowski remains a major void they are arguably yet to fill.Bayern admire Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, but it appears far-fetched to imagine them bringing him in now, given how tenaciously Spurs clung to Kane when Manchester City wanted him 12 months ago.Nagelsmann has not ruled out finding a succe sor to Lewandowski before time runs out, adding: There are still four weeks that the transfer window is open, so something could still happen. We are keeping our eyes on the market.

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