Toni Tapalovic: Manuel Neuer’s goalkeeping coach and best man at his wedding SACKED by Bayern after ‘leaking chats to players’

Toni Tapalovic: Manuel Neuer’s goalkeeping coach and best man at his wedding SACKED by Bayern after ‘leaking chats to players’
Toni Tapalovic worked with Manuel Neuer for 12 years
Toni Tapalovic, Manuel Neuer’s goalkeeping coach and close friend, has been SACKED by Bayern Munich.
Tapalovic, 42, had been with the German behemoths since 2011.
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The former goalkeeper, whose playing career was cut short due to an ACL injury, served as best man at Neuer’s wedding.
Bayern recently confirmed his departure, citing “differences in the way we work together” as the reason.
But according to German paper Bild, there was more to it than that.
They claim Tapalovic had a falling out with Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann.
Toni Tapalovic: Manuel Neuer’s goalkeeping coach and best man at his wedding SACKED by Bayern after ‘leaking chats to players’
Toni Tapalovic worked with Manuel Neuer for 12 years

Tapalovic is accused of “leaking” private conversations between coaching staff to Neuer.

According to the report, Neuer, 36, would then relay information to other senior figures within the playing squad.

Following his departure, Germany goalkeeper Tapalovic posted an emotional farewell on Instagram.

“Dear Toni, today is the end of an era at FC Bayern Munich,” he wrote.

“With you after 11.5 years, not only an absolute pioneer of the modern goalkeeping game, but above all a great person is leaving the club.

“Everyone, not only in Munich, knows that all these achievements would never have been possible without you!

Julian Nagelsmann was reportedly unhappy with 'leaks'
Julian Nagelsmann was reportedly unhappy with ‘leaks’

“Last but not least, you shaped and lifted me and my goalkeeping game to a new level. I will miss you!”

Neuer’s post received heart emoji comments from former Bayern stars David Alaba and Franck Ribery.

Tapalovic served as best man at Neuer’s wedding to ex-wife Nina Weiss in 2017.

After suffering an injury in the Champions League while playing for Bayern that year, the goalkeeper walked down the aisle on crutches.

After breaking his leg in a skiing accident last month, Neuer was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Bayern has since signed Swiss No. 1 Yann Sommer to deputize.

source:nsemwokrom.com

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