Let’s start out with this: You can debate the validity of Bild’s report (print edition) that Hansi Flick’s future with Bayern Munich might be uncertain.
To be clear, there are many reasons to doubt such an account or support it, depending how tight your tinfoil hat is. What we know, however, is that the relationship between the manager and the front office in Bavaria is likely not as rosy as both sides want us to believe.
If you want to look at things objectively, the Bayern Munich front office has had some hits and some misses with their personnel decisions. One general theme of late, though, is that aside of Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane, the players Bayern Munich have brought in could all be considered low-risk — both financially and from a sporting perspective:
Alphonso Davies: Low risk, big hit
Ivan Perisic: Low risk, big hit
Philippe Coutinho: Low risk, decent hit
Bouna Sarr: Low risk, looks like a miss
Marc Roca: Low risk, can’t get on the pitch
James Rodriguez: Low risk, but a miss
Sure, we could go on and on through every player transaction and rate it accordingly, but one thing is clear: Roster planning works best when the front office and manager collaborate and design a vision.