Felix Magath believes it’s time for Bayern Munich to quit Germany
Felix Magath believes Bayern Munich should leave the Bundesliga as a result of its pre-eminence in German football.
The Bavarians won the treble last season and have now won the Bundesliga title on 22 occasions, with only Borussia Dortmund, winners the previous two years, a realistic rival to their league crown.
Magath has coached eight different teams in the Bundesliga, including Bayern,bur he believes their dominance is such that the time has come for them to be excluded from domestic competition.
“You would have to exclude them from the domestic competition – a Europe League would be more telling,” the 60-year-old told Hamburger Morgenpost.
“I see the league as a competition where first place is permanently assigned to Bayern Munich.
“The clubs that play constantly in the Champions League have huge advantages.”
Indeed they do, but they enjoyed similar advantages in 2011 and 2012 and yet on neither occasion did they win the title. And it’s not as if their current dominance is without precedent: since the Bundesliga was established in 1963, Bayern have always been the dominant team in German football.