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Martín Demichelis: Bayern is my second home

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Reserve team coach Martín Demichelis is leaving FC Bayern and returning to his home country of Argentina to become head coach of River Plate in Buenos Aires. The 41-year-old spoke to about his time at FCB and farewell to Munich.

Interview with Martín Demichelis

Servus Mr Demichelis, how was your last match as reserves coach after your long career at FCB?
Martín Demichelis: “The closing minutes were very emotional for me. Last week I tried to place the focus on every exercise, every training session and of course the match - because the team and the result are the most important thing. But it is difficult to hold back the emotions in the final match after all these years. I have so many people to thank for these three and a half years as coach - in Munich, my second home. I started here as U19 coach, together with Danny Schwarz and Stefan Buck, and then took over the reserves. It’s been a brilliant time and I’ve learned a lot.”

Martín Demichelis
Martín Demichelis coached both the FC Bayern U19 and reserve teams.

What’s your nicest memory from this period?
“There are so many! It’s just been a great honour to be a coach at FC Bayern. It means a lot to me. I must obviously thank a lot of people, but most of all Hasan Salihamidžić, who put his trust and believed in me. I’ve always done this job with a lot of passion.”

What will you miss about Munich?
“Just FC Bayern and everything around it. My first son was born here, in the same house in which I still live. I’m going to miss all that.”

Now you’re going back to Argentina, to River Plate, the second club of your heart.
“It’s an incredible story. Bayern signed me as a young player from River Plate and now I’m returning from FCB as a young coach.”

Our cameras accompanied Martín Demichelis in the 2021/22 season as coach of the reserves. The first episode is already online, with more to follow:

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