The Bavarian giants have taken drastic measures to smooth the relationship between a certain part of their fans and new first-choice goalkeeper Manuel NeuerProfessional negotiator Wolfgang Salewski has been invited to a meeting with Bayern Munich's board, staff, new signing Manuel Neuer and 10 fans, aimed at improving the relationship between the goalkeeper and some of the supporters.
The 25-year-old was infamously greeted by 'Koan Neuer' signs (which loosely translates to 'No to Neuer') at the Allianz Arena just before the DFB-Pokal semi-final clash this season against Schalke.
Crisis management professor Salewski helped negotiate the release of over 60 hostages during his career. In addition, he has been an advisor to Germany Chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Helmut Kohl.
He has been hired by the Bavarians' board to help settle other issues as well such as abuse from the stands towards president Uli Hoeness and the repeated financial help for arch-rivals 1860 Munchen, which has caused tension between the fans and the board.
"I have lots of experience in finding a way to deal with such difficult situations. I am sure that there will be good communication, and in the end an agreement will be reached on a good relationship in the future," commented Salewski in an interview with Abendzeitung Munchen.
The crisis meeting is set to commence on July 2 in Munich.
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