The 2021/22 season of Bundesliga is right around the corner. The new season will begin on the 14th of August as Champions Bayern Munich will face Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern will be hoping to extend their record of consecutive Bundesliga titles won to 10 as they prepare to defend their title. While the likes of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and the others will be looking to end the Bayern supremacy.
However, what makes the new season of Bundesliga exciting are the changes. Eight teams in Germany’s top league will be having a new manager to lead them. With change comes uncertainty, but clubs will hope that the changes they made to work out for them.
STARTING WITH BAYERN
This managerial merry-go-round started towards the end of last season with Bayern Munich. Their manager, Hansi Flick, decided to step down from his role as the manager to take over as the new manager of the German national team. This lead Bayern to find a replacement for Flick.
Bayern Munich did so in their usual fashion, as they chose the best from the rest of Bundesliga. Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig became the new manager as his release clause was met by Bayern. Leipzig, however, found their replacement from their sister club Red Bull Salzburg as they brought in Jesse Marsch.
The other giants of Germany, Borussia Dortmund also had their own issues. They sacked their manager Lucien Favre mid-season and gave Edin Terzic the role of interim manager. While Terzic did a good job, Dortmund decided to go for their long-term target, Marco Rose, who was managing Monchengladbach. Terzic got promoted to the technical director role and Rose was announced as the new manager.
8 TEAMS IN BUNDESLIGA WITH NEW MANAGER
Rose’s departure from Gladbach meant that they had to find a new manager. They captured Adi Hutter from Eintracht Frankfurt after his impressive season. Frankfurt acted fast as they replaced Hutter with Oliver Glasner, who successfully managed Wolfsburg into qualifying for the Champions League.
Wolfsburg replaced Glasner with former Bayern Munich player Mark van Bommel. Though Bommel have relatively little experience, he will lead his new club in the Champions League. Another big club, Bayer Leverkusen also made the change as they appointed Gerardo Seoane as their new manager. This was after the club parted ways with Peter Bosz in mid-season.
The final managerial change in Bundesliga is Steffen Baumgart, who was appointed as the new boss of FC Koln. The Billy goats barely escaped the relegation as they won the play-offs and have decided to bring in a new manager to freshen up their season.
So many managerial changes, especially at top clubs, will surely spice up Bundesliga next season. How effective the new managers can implement their tactics will determine their clubs’ success. This also means that the clubs with an existing manager will have more stability and a better chance to cement an early lead over the others.
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