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Bayern – 'Uli Gunes damaged his own monument'

Bayern's president will leave office at the end of the week, but has announced that he will be kicked out of the Attack Division again in the future. Would that be good for the club? "The Duel of the Week" with Robert Hierseman and Florian Weihert.

Uly Jones did not come out of the gutters after a gala farewell. "Fantastic", "sunny", "incredible" – 4-0 (1: 0) of his FC Bayern in the Bundesliga classic against the disastrous Borussia Dortmund will be "forever remembered", the outgoing patriarch said. With gratitude, he added: "That's how I imagined my departure as president, which was a nice graduation." Jones will leave office next Friday. As a member of the Supervisory Board he remains a club.

The championship fight will continue then. However, without Eunesh. After nearly 40 years on the frontline in Bayern, it ended its era this week.

Jones: "Like a Mother Chicken"

But on Sunday night, Joenic announced: "One or the other journalist will have to settle now when I continue my attack in the department, now that I have no official position," he said following Munich's win over Alba Berlin. And again: "Whenever I hear and see offensive stuff, I'll keep the club as a baby." Good decision? or:

Should Uly Younes finally close the "Attack Department"?

Florian Wehert

Deputy Chief Editor


Yes, he damaged his own monument

Uli Gunes and Attack Division: The whole Bundesliga was once afraid of her harsh statements. However, since returning to the presidency in 2016, she has been laughing at the attacks mostly because they often miss their destination for miles.

When he was re-elected President Jonas Dortmund and Leipzig's military "enemies" – he had to apologize rightly. Error, okay. But even his statements to Ozil ("He's been playing a lot of dirt for years") or Bernat ("He's been playing bullshit") have taken the mood.

Even when Bayern's fans threatened the DHB over an alleged lack of support for Noir in the boycott, they even waved to Bayern fans. And when Iones appealed on Sunday for a double pass to get rid of his anger over Salihamidzic's criticism, no one took him anymore seriously. Reactions? Irritation, compassion and hope that the man on the phone did not completely demolish his monument.

Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened when Joenic, as it was announced, was keeping the club from now on "as a mother chicken". After his departure from Bayern Munich, his attacks are not only inappropriate – but also irrelevant. Jones should focus on the tasks he needs in the future – and be there, for example, as a grandfather to his grandchildren.

Robert Hiersen

Head of Football and Sports


No, because we will never get one like him again

20 German Championships, 11 DCB Cup successes and two Champions League final wins: This is Uli Jones's record as manager and president of the German record champion – Jonse's Bayern. And of course he is often contagious and was considered a fan of other clubs as an enemy. But we wouldn't realize what we had on him until he was gone.

Jonesch himself is Bavaria's biggest fan on this planet and one of only a few in the Bundesliga who also tells the story of his affair. He is impulsive, unlimited – and original. Even his worst critics have to admit it. Or do you tell me another person in charge of his club? He defended it with skin and hair.

In the future, who would go to a team of experts on Sunday morning to secure their sports director? Nobody. He just does it.

Generations of German football fans grew up with Jonse as Bayern's face and voice. Without him and his direct nature, most cannot imagine this club any more.

You can replace Hoeneß in his post, but not as a person. Well that's saved.

The weekly Florian Weihert (deputy chief editor of t-online.de) and Robert Hierzeman (Head of Football and Sport) comment on current football topics in the "Sunday duel". This week is about the final days of Uli Huenes as chairman of FC Bayern Munich – also as a podcast for listening and free subscriptions to Apple, Spotify, Google, Deezer, Podigee and in every podcast app.

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