Julian Nagelsmann apparently has a relationship with a reporter who reported on his club. The FC Bayern coach thus provides material for doubts about him.

Nothing in football is as important as feeling for the right moment. When to play a through ball into the penalty area, when to climb up for a header, when to speed up a game and when to calm it down – all of these are questions of timing. Big teams give the right answers, often in fractions of a second.

FC Bayern is a big team. 32 national championships, 20 cup wins, six triumphs in the Champions League and in the national champions’ competition. But these days it seems as if the club has lost the feeling for the right moment. Not just down on the lawn, but also higher up on the management floors.