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Name Hasan Salihamidzic
Gender Male
Ethnic Bosnian
Job Bayern Sporting Director
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Club as Player Bayern Munich

2017 10 27 Retrieve

[Bayern sporting director ​Hasan Salihamidžić was delighted with the transfer of Alex Timossi Andersson] Alex Timossi Andersson is a highly talented player. We’re convinced that he will be a success at Bayern. Before joining us, he will remain at Helsingborg, where he will continue to gain experience and develop in familiar surroundings

2019 04 04 Retrieve

[Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has questioned Boateng for planning a glitzy affair after Saturday’s game against Borussia Dortmund] I said I would not do this as a player. Especially if I have this kind of game ahead and you don’t know what the result will be. I hope and I am sure that we will play a good game but, if he had asked, I would have told him he shouldn’t do it

2019 07 31 Retrieve

[Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic agreed that Kovac’s comments stating he was confident Bayern Munich would buy Leroy Sane] We are all well advised not to talk about other players who are under contract with other clubs. That’s why Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that

2019 08 08 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic wished Leroy Sane a speedy recovery from his knee injury] Basically, as all of you know, he is a player of Man City and we don’t speak about players who are under contract in another team. But I am sad and really feel sorry that Leroy got heavily injured against Liverpool and I wish him all the best.

[When pressed on whether Bayern will still attempt to sign him] I hope you all understand that we won’t comment on that

2019 08 13 Retrieve

[Perisic joins Bayern on initial loan from Inter] Ivan will help us with his many years of experience at an international top level immediately. He is technically strong and flexible in attack. I’m sure Ivan will integrate quickly as he already knows the Bundesliga and our coach Niko Kovac well

2019 08 16 Retrieve

[Barcelona and Bayern Munich confirm agreement in principle for one-year Coutinho loan] I can confirm that (Bayern CEO) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I have been in Barcelona this week and we have reached an agreement with FC Barcelona and with the player and his agent. We have had very good discussions, I would like to thank FC Barcelona. Of course, there are still missing a few details, including the medical check and the signature. It is a transfer on loan for one year followed by a purchase option for FC Bayern

2019 08 17 Retrieve

[Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said of Mickael Cuisance] Mickael Cuisance has his strengths in possession football. He has great technique, a strong left foot and a great mentality

2019 08 20 Retrieve

[Sanches outburst leaves Bayern Munich director Salihamidzic baffled] Renato has played three times since the start of the season. Against Borussia Dortmund he was subbed on, in the DFB-Pokal he started and this weekend, although it was only for five minutes, he was also subbed on. Therefore, I didn’t really understand why he had to make these remarks. We will see [if he stays], I already explained on Monday that we’ll keep all our options open until September 2 [when the transfer window closes]. Other than that, I don’t want to say much more about it.

[Cuisance, 20, will be hoping to not fall short of expectations at Bayern like Sanches, with Salihamidzic revealing the club to be long-time admirers of the France youth international talent, who joins from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported €12 million (£11m/$13m)] We always tried to get him to Bayern. He is a player who can play all positions in midfield. He is a very creative player with a very good left foot. He is very creative and feels comfortable in a small spaces. Even under pressure, he has no problems and has great technique. He has a very good idea of the game, which has been seen in the French youth teams. He also showed this in his first year in Monchengladbach, so he is very interesting for our team. We expect him to develop further here and I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun with him

2019 08 25 Retrieve

[Bayern stars already missing departed Renato Sanches] Renato is a talented young man, he’s a really good boy as a person, too. I wish him good luck in Lille

2019 08 29 Retrieve

[Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract at Bayern Munich by two years, taking his time at the Bundesliga champions through to 2023] Robert Lewandowski has become a leader and is in the process of becoming as important a player for Bayern and our fans as Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have been. I hope he can continue his outstanding scoring record over the next few years

2019 09 22 Retrieve

[Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic praises Benjamin Pavard] Stay tuned, because this is only the beginning. I’m very happy with Benjamin Pavard and his development, and since he has been here, he has done well and behaved very professionally

2019 10 05 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich will not allow Lucas Hernandez to link up with the France squad over the international break] We will notify the national teams that their players are not doing fine, that they are injured. Then the doctors will speak. We have our point of view and we have a duty to the players. If the players are diagnosed with an injury, it’s clear that they cannot be used

2019 10 23 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic believes Lucas Hernandez will be sidelined for several weeks] He will be out for a long time. Several weeks

2019 10 26 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says there is no chance of Thomas Muller leaving the club in January] That’s a story you want to write [Muller being sold]. We have two players out for months and you are trying to tell us to sell a player. There’s no reason for doing this. The relationship between Thomas and Bayern is totally intact and he will remain an important part of our club

[Instead of being pushed wide to accommodate Philippe Coutinho, they both started through the centre against Union Berlin and Salihamidzic believes the pair can work well together] Coutinho developed on the left side at Liverpool, he can play in different positions. Of course he likes to play in the middle. Both [Muller and Coutinho] players are top players

2019 11 01 Retrieve

[Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic dismissed the notion of Thomas Muller’s sale, claiming it was merely paper talk] That’s a story you want to write. We have two players - Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez - out for months and you are trying to tell us to sell a player. There’s no reason for doing this

2019 11 07 Retrieve

[Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also spoke in favor of Flick in the mixed zone after Bayern’s win over Olympiacos] We will not put ourselves under pressure, but will make a decision in peace. Hansi is the right coach for us at the moment

2019 12 14 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic is listening to his players about Hansi Flick, but says the final decision lies with the clubs management team] Of course, we look very closely at how we work, how the trainer works. Sure, players can ask for it, but in the end we [the bosses] have to decide

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich not expecting Leroy Sane deal in January] It’s not good to speak about players from other clubs. We will leave all options open for us in the transfer market, but I don’t think much will happen

2019 12 24 Retrieve

[Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic concurred with Hoeness when asked about the Netherlands U19 international Joshua Zirkzee’s potential following his match-winning display in Freiburg] He is a really good boy and one of the greatest talents at our academy. He is tall but still has great ball control and a very good technique. By training with the senior professionals he learns a lot and will certainly develop into a really good player with great class.

2020 01 04 Retrieve

[Asked for an update on Jerome Boateng’s future] He comes to the training camp like any other player and will train there normally

We have big goals. Our goal is always the Bundesliga and the Pokal. We also want to fight our opponent in the Champions League and reach the next round. It will be difficult. But we now have enough time to prepare for Chelsea

2020 01 09 Retrieve

[Salihamidzic did not discuss the possibility of returning for Leroy Sane] No, it is not an issue in winter. We need players to help us now

[Bayern have already confirmed the signing of Schalke star in Alex Nubel, who will move to Munich from Gelsenkirchen on a free transfer at the end of the season] We didn’t [guarantee appearances] before and we won’t do it in the future. Nubel knows that Manuel Neuer is number one. He is ambitious, but he will submit and is looking forward to working with Manuel. This is a very good situation for Bayern. Nubel is confident, he has a good mentality and a good character. I can guarantee he will be a success

2020 01 15 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich explain reasons for not signing RB Leipzig star Timo Werner] Timo Werner is a good player who played an excellent first half of the season. However, we have Robert Lewandowski. Robert is a striker who fits our style of play perfectly. Robert has the ability to orientate himself in a tight space, the technical ability to move in tight spaces and to find extraordinary solutions with the ball. With his speed, Timo Werner needs more room, which he had in the system that RB Leipzig played. The system at RB Leipzig has now changed, but it is still not as tight at the front as it is with us

2020 01 22 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich sign Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola on loan] We are convinced Alvaro Odriozola will help our team with his qualities. I am very happy we’ve found a full-back like him

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic insists Bayern Munich were in no rush to enter contract talks with their stars] We will certainly have talks, but in the next few weeks we will concentrate on the competitions. It’s important that we are totally focused on the games in the upcoming weeks. That’s where the focus lies

[Asked if he was worried about other clubs potentially looking at the stars coming out of contract] No. Sure, this can happen with top players, but we have had good experience with concentrating on the competitions first and that’s what we will do. But like I said before, we will have talks, the players know about it and there are no problems

2020 02 14 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic says Alphonso Davies is one of the best players in the world at any position for his age group] We signed Alphonso Davies a year ago because we saw him as one of the best players of his generation. The fans have been waiting for a young player like him with such raw pace, technique and a physical presence. He can become a really important player for Bayern. Davies possesses qualities that you rarely see in the Bundesliga - he’s certainly one of the fastest players I’ve ever seen, maybe even the quickest. He can play anywhere the coach wants him to. He’s not only one for the future, but one for the here and now - he’s a real diamond

2020 02 19 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic cast doubts over Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Timo Werner, indicating that he does not fit the lone-striker role in the same way as Lewandowski] Robert Lewandowski is a striker who fits our style of play perfectly. Robert has the ability to orientate himself in a tight space, the technical ability to move in tight spaces and to find extraordinary solutions with the ball. With his speed, Timo Werner needs more room, which he had in the system that Leipzig played. The system at RB has now changed, but it is still not as tight at the front as it is with us

2020 04 07 Retrieve

[Muller signs new Bayern Munich contract through to 2023] I’m happy that we’ve reached agreement with Thomas. Thomas is a special player for us, a figurehead for the club and our fans, a leader who shows the way on the pitch and has achieved a lot with FC Bayern. We know how important he is for us, but Thomas also knows what FC Bayern means to him. It just fits, we didn’t need lengthy talks and we’re all happy it’ll continue like this until 2023.

2020 04 20 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich star Davies signs new contract until 2025] I am very pleased that FC Bayern and Alphonso are committed in the long term. Alphonso, with his speed, enthusiasm and professional attitude, fits perfectly with our team. There is also a human benefit. We all have the task of ensuring that Alphonso continues to stabilise his very good performances, that he concentrates and bravely takes the same development steps as before

2020 04 26 Retrieve

[Salihamidzic says Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern] Manuel know that we really appreciated him. I played with Oliver Kahn. I know how much a world-class goalkeeper gives to a team. Manuel is a world-class goalkeeper. He is highly valued in our club so I hope that we can extend our relationship with Manuel. We have clarified the position internally, and since nothing else has become known since then, I assume that we can moved on

Manuel Neuer is clearly our number one, nothing will change in the coming season. Alexander Nubel knows that. We want to strengthen ourselves with a top talent from Europe and also bring an international star to Munich, someone who enhances the quality of our team and helps the team to offer our fans strong and attractive football.

I and everyone with us stand for the fact that we want to win the Champions League - without becoming economically unreasonable

2020 05 07 Retrieve

[Miroslav Klose announced as Bayern Munich assistant coach] He was in charge of the U17s for two years, with convincing sporting results and a positive team development. I am convinced that Miro fits very well into the Hansi Flick coaching team and can also become an important contact for our players with his experience and his idea of ​​football

2020 05 31 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic was also impressed by Davies’ performance but noted his extreme speed can be both a blessing and a curse if not used right] He fitted in very well, of course he has the speed that helps him. Of course, he relies on this and therefore makes one or two technical mistakes. We are working on it in training with him. We take him with us, try to take care of him and do everything around it so that he can perform on the pitch. He does it very well and is very clear. But you can’t put the boys in cotton wool. You have to make sure that they stay tuned and continue working. He is very professional

2020 06 13 Retrieve

[Hasan Salihamidzic criticises Thomas Muller after comments he made regarding the club’s transfer activity] After the cup game, Thomas, when he wasn’t so happy with the team’s performance, maybe chose the wrong path with his words. We talked about it the next day. We sat down and I told him it wasn’t correct. He understood that, he’s a very, very intelligent boy, a very, very intelligent player

[In terms of transfers, Bayern also have one eye on the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the future of David Alaba] We are very happy with how David has developed this season. He is the boss in defence and has become a key figure. We have already had a few conversations and will continue to talk to each other, but at the moment we are all concentrating on the sporting side of things. Everything in good time - we will try everything and I think all parties know what they have in common. David knows what he has at Bayern and vice versa, of course

2020 06 30 Retrieve

[Alexander Nubel ready to take next step at Bayern after completing medical and signing five-year contract] We’re glad Alexander is with us now. He has decided to join FC Bayern, and we’re certain we’ll enjoy having him as our player. Alexander Nubel is one of the biggest goalkeeping talents, he’ll continue to improve at FC Bayern and make good progress. He’ll get every possible form of support from us

2020 07 03 Retrieve

[Leroy Sane: Bayern Munich complete signing of Man City winger] We’re delighted Leroy is to be a Bayern player. Leroy is a difference-maker and will strengthen our team with his quality. With Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and Leroy, we’re now even better equipped at a very high level in the wide positions that are important for our game. I would like to thank Manchester City for the trusting and constructive negotiations