Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer said it was “incomprehensible” that Manuel Neuer went public with his criticism of the Bundesliga champions for sacking Toni Tapalovic.
Neuer called the Bundesliga champions’ decision to relieve goalkeeping coach Tapalović of his duties “the most brutal thing I’ve experienced in my career”.
The Bayern captain added that the departure of his mentor as he recovers from a broken leg he sustained while skiing in December was “a blow – when I was already on the ground”.
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic have made it clear they were unimpressed by the German international’s comments.
On Monday, Heiner also criticized the long-term Neuer.
“It is incomprehensible and insulting for us that Manuel did not look for a way to us, but went straight to the public,” he said.
“I am even more disappointed than angry because I thought that Manuel, who has been with us for so long, has such confidence and comes to us first to discuss this.
“I support what Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic said one hundred percent.”
Heiner has ruled out terminating Neuer’s contract, but there are doubts whether he will retain the captaincy.
“Now we sit down with him and work through everything calmly and professionally,” Hainer said.
“Now the most important thing is that Manuel has recovered again and can play. And we’ll see there.”