Bayern Munich news

Sammer replaces Nerlinger

July 2, 2012
By ESPN staff

Bayern Munich have confirmed that DFB technical director Matthias Sammer has been appointed as the club's new director of sport.

Matthias Sammer
GettyImagesMatthias Sammer has left the DFB to take on a role at Bayern

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Sammer, a former Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart coach, has left his role with the German football federation with immediate effect. Christian Nerlinger, who had been the club's general manager since February 2010, has been relieved of his duties.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness said: "I would like to express my thanks to Christian Nerlinger for his work over the past four years at FC Bayern. I hope that our good personal relationship continues to remain intact."

Nerlinger added: "I continue to wish FC Bayern all the best imaginable. I had a good and intensive time here and will maintain friendly ties with the club."

News of the decision had first been reported in March, while Nerlinger was informed of the decision at the end of the season.