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Augenthaler: I've never lost the Bayern feeling

The Säbener Strasse, usually a hive of bustle and activity, is quiet during the summer break, but that is no reason for boredom: there is the EURO 2016 and a quartet of legends at Four Bayern legends answer four questions each. Klaus Augenthaler, who is now 58 years old, answers today's questions. Mr Augenthaler, how closely do you follow FC Bayern nowadays?
Augenthaler: “Very closely. I'm at the Säbener Strasse on a regular basis, I watch home matches at the Allianz Arena and away matches on TV. I've never lost the feeling of belonging to the Bayern family. A while ago Philipp Lahm jokingly asked me if I wanted to drop by from time to time because they needed a fourth card player.” (laughs) You won seven German championship titles with Bayern. Which title was the most beautiful one?
Augenthaler: “The 1986 championship. We never topped the table from Matchday 1 to 33. Only after the last one.” You're known as a dedicated angler. Can you compare chasing fish to chasing titles in football?
Augenthaler: “No. Fishing is the exact opposite. As a player or coach you're always stressed and under pressure. I've always relaxed when fishing.” You'll return to the bench as coach of sixth-tier SV Donaustauf this summer. Why does it appeal to you?
Augenthaler: “I've secluded myself a little over the last few years. Now I'm looking forward to taking up a position in football again. Maybe I can teach the amateurs a few things.”

Klaus Augenthaler profiled:

  • At FC Bayern: 1975 - 1991 as player, 1991 - 1997 as coach and assistant
  • Position: libero
  • Competitive fixtures/goals: 548 / 74
  • Career record: seven German championship titles (1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990), three DFB Cup titles (1982, 1984, 1986), three Supercup titles (1983, 1987, 1990), two Goal of the Month awards  (April 1982, August 1989), scorer of the year 1989, scorer of the decade (1980's)