Bayern has suddenly fired Julian Nagelsmann. One of the reasons is believed to be his liberal views. He loved skateboarding and motorcycling, went to a ski resort during international breaks, wore bright clothes, and did his nails. Besides, he had an affair with the Bild reporter who covered Bayern.
Nagelsmann's personal life was one of the main topics for discussion in the dressing room. The players didn't trust their coach, fearing their words could make the headlines. According to the insiders, Nagelsmann's girlfriend has become an apple of discord for Bayern. We will tell you more about Lena Wurzenberger.
Did she leak information to the newspaper?
There was a real reason to think so just before the firing. On March 22, before the match between Bayern and Bayer (where the former lost 1-2), the German tabloid Bild released exclusive material — Bayern's tactics for the game against Bochum, which the team won 3-0 on February 11. It revealed the scheme of the positional attack and the players' positions in case of goal clearance and pressing.
Nagelsmann was infuriated. However, some believe that it's all staged. What's most suspicious is that the tactics were published by the newspaper where his girlfriend works.
At the press conference after the match, Nagelsmann said that there was a mole in the dressing room. "I don't see what his motivation could be, beyond facilitating the task for the adversary. I hope that this person can't look in the mirror," said the coach. However, suspicion fell on him as well.
She wrote about Werder and Bayern
There is not much information about the journalist. Lena is 30. She used to cover Werder but then moved to Munich, where she wrote about Bayern for the last two years. But when the public found out about the affair between Wurzenberger and Nagelsmann, Lena was removed from her duties covering the club.
Notably, Bayern learned about their relationship before Bild. Julian, who hadn't wanted to discuss his personal life for a long time, told the club about it.
The Bayern players know Wurzenberger well because she often interviewed them—Lena roots for TSV 1860 Munich, not Bayern. Nagelsmann played in its youth team.
Did he split up with his wife because of Lena?
You can easily guess that Lena met Julian at work. Their relationship started after the coach had got divorced from his wife Verena in June 2022 after living with her for 15 years. The couple had got married in 2018 and had two children.
The affair between Nagelsmann and Wurzenberger became the talk of the town when they were spotted in Ibiza a few months after the divorce. And then Nagelsmann admitted it.
Was Nagelsmann's girlfriend fired, too?
According to German Focus, Lena Wurzenberger will no longer work for Bild. The reporter resigned voluntarily. The Bild management has commented on her leave and wished her success in the future. It turns out that the newspaper just complied with her request.
Apparently, Nagelsmann and Wurzenberger are now both unemployed. However, the coach will hardly stay in this status for long. He has been predicted a career at Tottenham and even Real Madrid. So, Lena and Julian may soon move to another country.