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Players begin training for new campaign

Monday June 21, officially the first day of summer – and drizzle fell over Munich, with an air temperature not much above 12 degrees. However, some folk at the Säbener Strasse were just fine with that. “It's great weather for training,” observed Ivica Olic. The Croat would not object to more of the same for the next couple of weeks, because Bayern have resumed training ahead of the 2010-11 campaign.

Louis van Gaal was first out onto the practice ground at twenty past eleven. Then came his staff, including newly-hired match analyst Marcel Bout. They were followed by the players, 27 in all, including Andreas Ottl and José Ernesto Sosa returning from loan spells, and Mehmet Ekici, back with the squad for the first time since groin surgery in late April. However, only ten of the group were actual members of the first team squad.