Who can forget Giovanni Trapattoni's memorable outpouring of emotion as Bayern Munich coach in 1998?
"A trainer is not an idiot. Two or three players performed like empty bottles!"
With fellow Italian maestro Carlo Ancelotti ending his sabbatical to take over from Pep Guardiola at Bayern on July 1, the day before a mouth-watering Euro 2016 quarterfinal between heavyweights Italy and Germany -- it's an opportune time to look at the Italian influence on Bayern Munich during the years.
Carlo Ancelotti is to begin his Bundesliga reign at Bayern Munich with a home match against Werder Bremen on Aug. 26, the German Football League (DFL) announced on Wednesday.
Ancelotti will oversee his first league match in charge at the Allianz Arena when the Bundesliga champions open the season against last year's strugglers Werder Bremen. They will then face an away trip to Schalke.
Ancelotti will first face Borussia Dortmund in the Super Cup on Aug. 14 and will also play Carl Zeiss...
Bayern Munich have been fined €45,000 by the German FA (DFB) following fan troubles during their away game at Hertha Berlin last season.
In late April, a number of Bayern fans used flares in the away section at Hertha's Olympiastadion and delayed kick-off for 90 seconds.
Following the match, some supporters clashed with police and stewards in the area around the stadium, and 27 were detained.
The German champions issued a media statement condemning the events, saying they "want...
Douglas Costa has spoken of his affection for Pep Guardiola, the manager who brought him to Bayern Munich and helped him develop as a footballer, and his admiration for incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Costa, 25, joined Bayern on a five-year contract from Shakhtar Donetsk in July 2015 and enjoyed a successful debut campaign with the German giants, winning the league and cup double in Guardiola's third and final season at the club.
In an interview with kicker, the Brazilian explained how Guardiola...