Bayern hire new goalkeeping coach following Neuer spat
Bayern Munich have appointed Michael Rechner as their new goalkeeping coach following the controversial dismissal of Toni Tapalovic.
The Bundesliga champions sacked Tapalovic, who was said to have endured a difficult relationship with head coach Julian Nagelsmann.
But Tapalovic was close to club captain Manuel Neuer, with whom he had worked for more than a decade.
Neuer, who is out injured for the rest of the season, was angered by his departure and expressed that frustration in an interview with The Athletic, which prompted criticism from several senior officials at Bayern.
The club have now identified Rechner as the man who will come in to work initially with Yann Sommer, who was signed following Neuer's injury.
Rechner had been Hoffenheim's first-team goalkeeping coach since 2015, working with Oliver Baumann.