Bayern Munich‘s coach Julian Nagelsmann is angry once again. Angry with the media, but more than that, angry with a dressing room mole. SportBild, a German sports weekly, has published detailed tactical sketches by the German coach.
In a public press conference on Friday, ahead of Bayern’s Bundesliga match in Leverkusen, Nagelsmann aired his grievances. “I am annoyed and I think about it a lot. I think to myself, what is the motive of the person who leaks something like this? What is the purpose?”
Two days later, Bayern lost 2-1 against Leverkusen. As a result, the German giants lost the Bundesliga’s top spot to Dortmund. So, is the Munich mole to blame?
The leaked coaching notes, hand-drawn on a template of the Allianz Arena pitch, outline Nagelsmann’s new tactical setup for Bayern.
It’s a formation revolution in Munich, one that blows up the German club’s title-winning 4-2-3-1 of the past decades.
Instead, Nagelsmann now operates with a backline of three instead of two central defenders.