Bayern Munich announced on the official website that the club’s former Argentine international legend and reserves team head coach Martín Demichelis, has resigned from the club in order to prepare to return to his hometown and take over the new head coaching position of his old club River Plate.
Bayern wrote in an official statement that Demichelis expressed to the club his willingness to return to Buenos Aires to take over the post of River Plate’s head coach, and Die Roten has also reached an agreement with Demichelis over his resignation. Meanwhile, the club’s former reserve team head coach Holger Seitz will return to take over the post as reserve team head coach once again.
After news of his depature from the club was confirmed, Demichelis once again accepted an interview on Bayern’s official website and said while bidding goodbye to the fans that: “As a player, I came to Bayern from River Plate when I came to Europe. Now as a coach, I’m going the opposite way. The story is so special! I am so proud to be part of the Bayern family twice and thank everyone who made it possible and supported me. I I will leave this club with a lot of gratitude and I am now looking forward to completing this difficult task at my second beloved club.”
Regarding Demichelis’ resignation, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, who had played alongside him as teammates on the pitch, added: “Martín has received an invitation to coach one of the biggest clubs in South America. We cannot deprive him of such an important opportunity. We have agreed to his intention to terminate his contract with the club. We regret that Demichelis has left the team. I used to play alongside Demichelis. He was a a teammate with a straightforward personality and has a clear understanding of how to deploy tactics as a coach. We are eager to develop Bayern’s young players together. He has done a great job at Bayern and we also wish him all the best when he returns to River Plate.”
The 41-year-old Demichelis was born on December 20, 1980 in Justiniano Posse, Cordoba Province, Argentina. He has dual citizenship of Argentina and Italy. He primarily plays as a central defender, but he can also play a defensive midfielder.
Demichelis made his debut for the Argentine Primera División defending champions River Plate in 2000 and joined Bayern Munich in the summer of 2003.
In the 7 years he played for Bayern, Demichelis played 259 times for the club, scored 15 goals, assisted 11 times, won 4 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles in a row, 2 DFB-LigaPokal titles And 1 DFL-Supercup champion.
After leaving Bayern, Demichelis has played for Malaga twice, also played for Manchester City and Espanyol, won 1 Premier League title and 2 English League Cup titles for the Cityzens.
After retiring, Demichelis returned to Bayern Munich in 2019 to become the coach of the U19s team, and was later promoted to be the head coach of the U21s team. In April last year, he was promoted to the head coach role of the reserves team.
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