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Mandzukic set for Bayern exit

Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has told a Croatian newspaper that he will be leaving the Bundesliga club this summer.

No matter how hard I try, I can't play my best football in this style.

If we're honest, the style of play Guardiola has Bayern playing is not for me.

If that's how things are going to be, then I'm not happy and it's best for everybody if we go separate ways.

Guardiola is a fantastic coach and I wish him and everybody at the club all the best for the future," Mandzukic added.

I want to thank the club, who also had offered me a new contract.

– Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukicspeaking to Sportske Novosti


Bayern appoint Reschke as technical director

Bayern Munich have appointed Michael Reschke as their new technical director, the Bundesliga champions have announced.

The 56-year-old has joined from rivals Bayer Leverkusen, where he had been working in recent years as general manager. Reschke will report to director of sport Matthias Sammer.

Reschke had spent a total of 35 years with Leverkusen in various roles and will now provide support to Sammer, who has welcomed his appointment.

I'm delighted that Michael Reschke will be strengthening us. I have known him and respected him for a very, very long time.

It was my expressed desire to create this new position at Bayern Munich and for Michael Reschke to fill it.

I know that we are gaining an expert colleague and I'm looking forward to working with him.

– Bayern Munich director of sport Matthias Sammer
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