Nagelsmann and Bayern CEO Kahn in dispute over sacking leaks
Julian Nagelsmann's management agency has disputed claims from Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn that the coach was made aware of the club's decision to sack him before media outlets reported the information.
Ahead of Bayern's 4-2 win over Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, Kahn told Sky Germany the circumstances of Nagelsmann's departure was a "disaster" and very difficult for the club's hierarchy.
However, he insisted no one from Bayern leaked the information, adding: "It was clear from the start that Julian was the first to know. There was no contact with any media".
However, Nagelsmann's management agency, Sports 360, has dismissed these claims, insisting that they had to contact Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic after reading reports of the 35-year-old's imminent departure from the German champions.
"There has been no contact or try to get in contact from Bayern," a representative from Sports 360 told Sky Germany in a statement. "After all the rumours in the media, the management of Julian Nagelsmann contacted Hasan Salihamidzic by themselves."