Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has gave his backing to under-fire club coach Jurgen Klinsmann, saying the club were confident the former Germany manager was still the man for the job.
“We are convinced about Jurgen and his philosophy. For us he is still a great trainer. We have confidence in him,” Rummenigge told Bild.
When asked who would be coach next season, Rummenigge said: “Jurgen Klinsmann. It’s certain. There’s no doubt about it.”
Klinsmann’s short reign at the German champions has been disappointing thus far with Bayern sitting 11th in the Bundesliga, seven points behind league leaders Hamburg.
“We have not given up the title,” said Rummenigge. “I’m a fighter and an optimist. There have always been difficult phases … that have ended well, in a satisfactory manner. It will be the same this time.”